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!