Sept. 13 National Peanut Day – A Few Fun Facts

  1. Peanuts are not nuts. They grow underground and are part of the legume family.
  2. Peanuts are an excellent source of several B vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, antioxidants and dietary fiber. They also contain about 25g protein per 100g serving!
  3. In the US by law, any peanut butter branded product must be at least 90% peanuts.
  4. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12oz jar of peanut butter, approx. 45 peanuts per ounce of peanut butter.
  5. Women and children tend to prefer creamy peanut butter, while most men opt for chunky. East coasters prefer creamy and West Coasters lean towards crunchy style.
  6. The Huffington Post in Sep 2014 asked, “What makes the best peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Results: 36% say strawberry jam is favorite (grape is 31%); favorite bread is white bread (54%); favorite type of peanut butter is smooth (56%) and 80% like their PB&J with the crust left on.
  7. Arachibutyrophobia is a fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one’s mouth.
  8. There are two former presidents who were peanut farmers: Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson.
  9. There are six cities in the US named: Peanut, CA; Lower Peanut, PA; Upper Peanut, PA; Peanut, PA; Peanut, TN and Peanut, WV.
  10. At Pearls, we have over 60 peanut made, filled and flavored treats. Not including Circus Peanuts – haha!

Source: National Peanut Board and JustFunFacts

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