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!