Today Is…

Peanut Butter Lover’s Day!

Peanut ButterWhy not celebrate Peanut Butter Lover’s Day by donating peanut butter to your local food bank or food pantry?

Did you know…

  • The origin of peanut butter can be traced back to the Aztecs who would grind roasted peanuts into paste.
  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • Peanut butter is consumed in 90% of USA households.
  • The amount of peanut butter eaten in a year could wrap the earth in a ribbon of 18 ounce peanut butter jars one and one-third times.

Nutrition Facts

  • Peanuts have more protein, niacin, folate and phytosterols than any nut.
  • Peanuts are not in fact a nut, they are a legume.
  • Peanuts and peanut butter contain over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients
  • Peanuts are naturally cholesterol-free.

In honor of Peanut Butter Lover’s Day, we’d like to share with you a recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter.