National Peanut Day

September 13, 2013 at 8:09 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut:

  1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  2. There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  3. By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  4. Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the “new treat” at his concession stand.
  5. In 1884, Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal, Quebec was the first person to patent peanut butter.

Today’s Food History

  • 1592 Michel de Montaigne died. French essayist. There are a few of his quotes about food and dining listed on the Food Reference website.
    (“A man should not so much respect what he eats, as with whom he eats.”)
  • 1857 Milton Snaveley Hershey of chocolate…

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