Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter
- An 18oz jar of peanut butter needs 850 peanuts
- The USA produce about 6% of the world’s crop of peanuts: by comparison India and China, together, produce about 70%
- West Coast people prefer chunky peanut butter, whereas those in the East Coast people like creamy
- Peanuts account for 2/3rds of the total snack “nuts” consumption in the USA
- 96% of people, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, put the peanut butter on before the jelly
- Two presidents of the USA, Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson, were peanut farmers
Food related Events of March 1
also: National Fruit Compote Day
Today’s Food History
on this day in…
- 1784 E. Kidner opened the first cooking school in Great Britain.
- 1927 Harry Belafonte, singer, actor, was born. His biggest hit was “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song” in 1956.
- 1970 U.S. commercial whale hunting ended.
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