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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by Dana Shultz for Diets In Review

71 comments

Dale O.

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

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Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla4 years ago

Love, thanks

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Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra4 years ago

Thank you Brandi, for Sharing this!

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Tanya W.
Tanya W4 years ago

Love peanut paste on toast - yum!!

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Penny C.
penny C4 years ago

Thank you.

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Franco Di Palma
Franco Di Palma4 years ago

Love it...

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Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad4 years ago

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?

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

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

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Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W4 years ago

Provided you are not allergic.

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Les M.
Les M4 years ago

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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