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January 24 – National Peanut Butter Day

  • Posted on January 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

National Peanut Butter Day

 

Today is National Peanut Butter Day! A staple food product in over 90% of American households, an average individual eats more that 6 pounds of peanut products annuall.  While men seem to prefer the chunky variety (I actually do to), studies show that most women and children prefer creamy peanut butter.  I’ve always been ‘unique’, so I guess that’s not anything new. 

Created in 1890 by a St. Louis doctor as a remedy for bad teeth, it soon became a popular item with his patients.  The only problem was the oil separating from the solid peanut parts.  Finally, in 1933, the homogenization process was created to for the spreadable butter we are familiar with today. 

Interesting facts:  It takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.  An excellent source of protein, peanuts are cholesterol free and peanut butter sticks to the roof of your mouth due to the high protein content.

Did you know that it takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter? Peanuts are cholesterol free and an excellent source of protein. In fact, it’s the high protein content that causes peanut butter to stick to the roof of your mouth.

I think to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day, I’ll have a peanut butter w/jelly sandwick for lunch…. or maybe some peanut butter cookies…. oh and bake some peanut butter dog treats for the Newfie horde.  Enjoy some yourself and have a great day!

Hugs, Ellen