Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

In honor of today being "National Peanut Butter Day", and the fact that we're peanut farmers, I thought I would share some interesting peanut facts!

Did You Know?

  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches. That means that since we grew 150 acres of peanuts, we produced 4,500,000 peanut butter sandwiches.

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12 oz. jar of peanut butter. Who knows how many jars we produced!

  • Peanut Butter was the secret behind TV's Mr. Ed.

  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cup was introduced to America in 1928.

  • The average American eats over 6lbs of peanuts/peanut butter products in a year.

  • Peanuts are naturally cholesterol free (but take it from me, don't go out to the field and eat a whole bunch of raw ones, they are not tummy ache free!).

  • The peanut isn't actually a nut, it is a legume.

  • About half of the peanuts grown in the U.S. are grown within a 100 mile radius of Dothan, AL, which is 250 miles south of us!

  • Peanuts are also called "Goober Peas".

For more peanut facts visit National Peanut Board.
Now, everybody go and make a fried peanut butter sandwich!


  1. Ok, I've heard it all now...fried peanut butter sandwich.

    For Christmas our friends gave us a big bag of Houston's raw peanuts. They said you roast them, but I have no ideal how to do them. I don't think you eat the raw do you?

  2. Hi Steph, that's a lot of peanuts! Yes, I've heard of this sandwich. Popular artist "Elvis" had his version of it, fried bananas, peanut butter sandwich! It was ~the~ sandwich back in the day. My grandpa raised peanuts here in Louisiana, and we loved roasting them! You can even boil them... Georgia's salty style! Thanks for sharing this and bring back memories! Have a delicious week! Hugs, Loretta

  3. I feel good now because I actually ate some salted peanuts in the shells today! My kids eat more than 6 pounds of peanut butter a year! I have 10 jars of peanut butter on the shelf in my pantry! lol My daughter's favorite is Jiff crunchy style. I've never had a fried peanut butter sandwich but I have had deep fried peanuts when we were in Florida 25 years ago. They were really good. I went out and bought a deep fryer just to do it but I don't remember if I ever did do it! lol

  4. Cheryl-I usually roast or "parch" my peanuts at 350 for 15 minutes, but mine are usually green, right out of the field, but since yours are dry, I would start checking them about 7-8 minutes, especially if you start smelling them.

  5. I love me some peanut butter! Did you know that anything that 'melts in the mouth' flows down and solidifies around your middle? :D

  6. Wait, what? You lost me at Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.....

  7. Hi Steph... well we are not the average peanut consumer... 6lb's per year.. I think that my husband has tripled this average. We eat peanuts or peanut butter everyday. Keep up the good work on growing all those wonder nuts!!!

  8. I would be more likely to eat about 20 lbs, I love the stuff!