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November 1st, 2007 at 12:43 pm

November is Peanutbutter Lover’s Month & Good Nutrition Month

Peanutbutter has come a long way since first developed in 1890, when a St. Louis physician suggested processing and packaging ground peanut paste into a nutritious protein substitute.

  • Peanuts are not actually nuts at all! They are legumes, like beans, peas, and lentils.
  • Americans eat three pounds of peanut butter per person every year. That’s about 700 million pounds, or enough to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon!
  • Peanuts may be a favorite food, but we’ve found many uses for their shells too! You might find peanut shells in kitty litter, wallboard, fireplace logs, paper, animal feed, and sometimes as fuel for power plants!
  • Two peanut farmers have been elected President of the United States: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
  • One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign sponsored annually by the American Dietetic Association. The campaign is designed to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. NNM also promotes ADA and its members to the public and the media as the most valuable and credible source of timely, scientifically based food and nutrition.

Today is also National Author’s Day, so I want to give a shout-out to my friends Phyllis and Katya who are both authors.

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    I eat all three of my pounds of peanut butter after Halloween in the form of Reese’s Peanut Butter cups. :)

    Liza Lee Miller on November 1st, 2007
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