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National Peanut Month

National Peanut Month

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Peanut Fun Facts

  • It takes about 720 peanuts to make a pound of peanut butter!
  • The average American child will eat 1500 pb&j's before the 12th grade!
  • Peanut butter is consumed in 94% of homes
  • In 1976, Tom Miller pushed a peanut to the top of Pikes Peak (14,000 feet) with his nose!

Peanuts Throughout History

  • Peanuts were introduced to America by Africans in the early 1700s. Peanut butter however, in 1904.
  • Peanuts originated in South America where they were cultivated by Indians for at least 2000 years.
  • National Peanut Month had its beginnings as National Peanut Week in 1941. It was expanded to a month-long celebration in 1974.
  • Two peanut farmers have been elected President of the United States: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.

Peanut Nutrition Facts

  • Peanuts have more protein, niacin, and folates than any other nut!
  • Peanut butter contains more than 30 essential nutrients making it one of the healthiest foods available. It's used to cure numerous diseases.
  • Peanuts promote a healthy pregnancy because of the high folates which help reduce the risk of birth defects.
  • Peanuts also boost memory, help fight depression, and reduce the risk of heart disease.

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