As a favorite, it was only natural to want to give national peanut butter day proper recognition. I mean, peanut butter is the root of our childhood, the thing we eat when we want to feel at home. Here is the inside on the so loved staple food.
National Peanut Butter Day- January 24th
It’s National Peanut Butter Day! Peanut butter is a staple in over 90% of American households and the average person consumes more than six pounds of peanut products each year. Women and children prefer creamy peanut butter, while most men go for the chunky variety.
George Bayle, a St. Louis snack food maker, started making peanut butter in the 1890s. For many years, manufacturers struggled with the oil separating from the grainy solids of the peaut butter. In 1923 Heinz became the first company to homogenize the peanuts into the spreadable butter we know and love today. Before long peanut butter was a classic American food.
Did you know that it takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter? Peanuts are cholesterol free and an excellent source of protein. In fact, it’s the high protein content that causes peanut butter to stick to the roof of your mouth.
Anyways, I have to be going now. Need to bake up some peanut butter cookies. Jumbo size.