peanut-based Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food

Plumpy'Nut is a peanut-based paste wrapped in plastic, used to treat severe malnutrition. It's manufactured by Nutriset, a French company.[2][3] The paste removes the need for hospitalization, and the 92-gram (3¼ oz) packages of it can be eaten at home and allows larger numbers of people to be treated.

Nutritional value per serving
Serving size 92 g[1]
Energy 2,100 kJ (500 kcal)
Carbohydrates 45 g
Fat 30.3 g
Protein 12.8 g
Ingredients peanut paste, vegetable oil,
powdered milk, powdered sugar,
vitamins, minerals
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: Nutriset, France


  1. "Plumpy'Nut®". Nutriset. Retrieved 4 April 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Nutriset". 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  3. Rice, Andrew (2010-09-02). "The Peanut Solution (Published 2010)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-01-12.