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10 Things You Might Not Know About Peanut Butter


  1. Peanut butter was first introduced in 1890, when an unknown St. Louis physician encouraged the owner of food products company to process and package ground peanut paste as a nutritious protein substitute
  2. The average American child will eat 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time he or she graduates from high school.
  3. Consumers prefer creamy peanut butter to chunky by a 60% to 40% ratio. Children and women prefer creamy, and most men opt for chunky.
  4. Folks on the East coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while those on the West Coast prefer the chunky-style.
  5. "Arachibutyrophobia" (pronounced I-RA-KID-BU-TI-RO-PHO-BI-A) is the fear of peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of your mouth.
  6. Americans eat about 3 pounds of peanut butter per person each year, totaling about 500 million pounds... enough to cover the floor of the Grand Canyon.
  7. Peanuts are not a nut! Botanically classified as legumes, peanuts contain properties of both the bean/lentil and tree nuts.
  8. Peanut butter is a good source of protein, folate (a B-vitamin) niacin, phosphorus and magnesium.
  9. The world's largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich measured 40 feet long. It contained 150 pounds of peanut butter and 50 pounds of jelly. It was created November 6, 1993 in Peanut, Pennsylvania.
  10. Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the United States: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.

Fun facts from www.peanutbutter.com.

*Some facts reprinted with permission from the Peanut Advisory Board.

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