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Mmmm...Peanut Butter!

90%!  90% of American households eat peanut butter.  And the typical American kid will eat 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time they graduate from high school!  That means there should, in theory, be a lot of happy people that November is National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month.

Peanut butter has been around in some form for a long time (though the origin of peanut butter is still in question).  In America, peanut butter has been a staple for fact more than half the peanuts eaten in the U.S. are eaten as peanut butter.  And did you know?  Crunchy or smooth, to be labeled as peanut butter a product must contain at least 90% peanuts (Fun Fact:  Women and children tend to prefer smooth peanut butter, while men tend to prefer crunchy!).

In celebration of National Peanut Butter Lovers' Month, here are some fun facts (and an infographic for you to share!):
  • Half of all peanuts eaten in the US are eaten as peanut butter
  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make one 12 oz. jar of peanut butter
  • Th typical American kid will eat 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time he or she graduates from high school
  • To be labeled as peanut butter, a product must be at least 90% peanuts
  • 90% of American households eat peanut butter - women and children prefer smooth, men prefer crunchy
  • A 2014 Huffington Post poll found that 36% of people prefer strawberry jam with their peanut butter, grape was 31%
  • Four of the top 10 candy bars made in the U.S. contain peanuts or peanut butter
  • On average farmers can grow about 4,000 lbs of peanuts per acre!
(Click on the infographics to download and print the infographic)
PeanutButterFunFacts.gif do you enjoy your peanut butter?  On a sandwhich with jelly?  How about with honey?  As peanut butter toast?  Or maybe just on a spoon?  Let us know!
Monday, November 05, 2018
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11/9/2018 6:26:09 AM