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National Peanut Lover's Day
Foods & Beverages
PB&J Please!

When: March 15th

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

If your packing a lunch for work or school today, make a classic PB&J or Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich.  For another tasty snack to watch with a movie tonight would be the peanut butter M&Ms or try putting some Peanut Butter in your ice cream for that extra bit of deliciousness.  Try some Peanut Butter with your pancakes if you have never tried that combination before.

Numbers

According to The National Peanut Board, it takes about 540 peanuts to make a standard 12 oz  jar of peanut butter. 

Description

In its pure form, peanut butter is made from dry roasted peanuts. It originated in 1884 in Montreal, Canada but The United States happens to be such big fans of the nut butter that it is not only a top exporter of peanut butter, but also one of the largest consumers of peanut butter per capita every year.  Peanut butter is a very rich in nutrients, containing protein,  vitamins, and other healthy minerals. There is many ways consumers choose to eat it, typically spread on bread, crackers, used in ice cream, cookies and of course to make the famous sandwich, the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  It is the most popular of other similar in texture nut butters like almond butter and cashew butter.

Interesting Facts

  1. For the birds! When making peanut butter, the heart of the peanut is taken out and the peanut hearts that are collected are put into birdseed.
  2. Not big fans of U.S peanut butter, the average European eats less than a tablespoon of U.S. peanut butter every year.
  3. Researchers sometimes use peanut butter to create a seal when mounting cameras on manta rays & sharks.
  4. Didn't know that was a thing? Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
  5. At one time, peanut butter was actually sold in slices like cheese.

Information

Observed:
  • March 15th
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