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This particle has attracted a lot of bad publicity in the UK and is banned on a number of waters. There are a number of problems if they are baited in large amounts. If the carp look upon them as natural food items they will become pre-occupied on the peanuts. The problem is that even though they are high in certain available proteins , they have a vitamin C deficiency which can lead to a drop in the carps health .This can only happen in the most extreme cases where stupid amounts of the nuts are going into overstocked waters. The main worry with the nuts is you must purchase the human grade type as the ones intended for feeding birds have a nasty habit of containing a toxic fungus (which you cant see).You have to ask yourself why do you think the nuts were graded for the birds !!!! I think Human grade peanuts are perfectly safe baited in reasonable amounts. The nuts themselves are a fantastic bait of which i have used two different varieties. There are the regular type and the american jumbo peanuts. The jumbo peanuts arnt that much bigger than the regular types but I find them superior in attraction to the regular type (only just!). The nuts are prepared by soaking for 24 hours then boiling for 20 mins. You can add an optional flavour but I have found that this is not needed as the nuts are very attractive to carp ! I have a local water which is a known "NUT" water in the summer , infact they blow boilies away by about 5 to 1 . It is a very easy water where 10 fish a day can be caught . It is my experience that only putting a few handfuls of particles around each hookbait is the most effective . I like to think as each particle as one bait (as you would with boilies) therefore I only rebait when I have had some action in the assumption that the hookbait is the last to be eaten.