February 12, 2012 at 7:52 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Five Food Finds about Peanut Butter

1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

2. By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts. Below 90% and it should be labeled “peanut spread”.

3. The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products each year.

4. Over 60% of consumers prefer creamy peanut butter over crunchy.

5. The peanut is not a nut, but a legume related to beans and lentils.

The difference between Jelly and Jam:  

Jelly is made strictly from the juice of fruit while jam is made from crushed fruit.

Daily Quote:

“Nothings spoils the taste of peanut butter and jelly quite like the unrequited love”~Charlie Brown (Peanuts)

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