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It’s Peanut Butter Month!: Fun Facts & Recipes

It’s Peanut Butter Month!: Fun Facts & Recipes

November is National Peanut Butter Month and being that it’s one of my favorite foods, I plan to celebrate wholeheartedly.

In honor of this peanut buttery month, I’m apt to share some fun facts from the National Peanut Board about peanuts, starting with just how many peanuts it takes to make one jar of peanut butter. Do you have any guesses?

We were shocked to find out it takes roughly 540 peanuts to fill one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter! That’s a lot of legumes (yes, peanuts are a legume not a nut, just in case you were late to the party). In addition, there are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter was first introduced in the U.S. by C.H. Sumner at the 1904 St. Louis Universal Exposition, and last but not least, two U.S. peanut farmers have been elected president: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.

In addition to spreading these fun facts around to all your friends (who will surely be appreciative of such fascinating knowledge), try celebrating National Peanut Butter Month with these 12 surprising uses for peanut butter. And another fun way to celebrate? Try some new delicious and healthy recipes that will satisfy both savory and sweet appetites. Below are just a few of our favorites, but dream up your own creations and go nutty this November!

Recipes:

Sesame Peanut Noodles

White Bean Butternut Squash Ragout with Polenta Squares

Vegan Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Peanut Butter Bomb Smoothie For Two

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8:58PM PDT on Sep 2, 2014

Peanut butter is delicious, for some people, every month is a peanut butter month, especially if one makes your own organic peanut butter.

10:14AM PDT on Mar 19, 2013

Love, thanks

5:07PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Thank you Brandi, for Sharing this!

5:47AM PST on Jan 15, 2013

Love peanut paste on toast - yum!!

12:41PM PST on Dec 15, 2012

Thank you.

9:23AM PST on Dec 15, 2012

Love it...

8:15AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Hey, I haven't had a PBJ in a long time...I think I'll have one with fruit for lunch...What time is it?

7:07AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

By the way, I have recently read on a Polish site that peanuts caused cancer. Hmmm... Glad to be allergic!

7:07AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Provided you are not allergic.

10:59AM PST on Dec 3, 2012

hmmm...it's kind of strange that my husband and i bought pb without the other knowing it (and not needing more) during PB month. we buy the type that is 100% peanuts and organic.

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