meatless monday: it’s national peanut butter day

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In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, I’ll usually highlight my commitment to drinking healthful green juices, or very light snacks and meals (veggie based). How virtuous, you say! I know.

And then I found out that November 19 is National Peanut Butter Day.

Say goodbye to all that virtue.

Here’s five fun facts about peanut butter, the best food on the planet, courtesy of Foodimentary:

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
  • 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.
  • Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a physician wanting to help patients eat more plant-based protein, patented his procedure for making peanut butter in 1895.

Get yourself a classic, kid-like PB&J or the grown-up version, or eat it straight from the jar with a spoon, which really delights your Significant Other. Peanut. Butter. You can’t go wrong.

Happy Thanksgiving! xx

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One response to “meatless monday: it’s national peanut butter day

  1. Ah, I miss PB! I will definitely make sure to belatedly celebrate when I’m state-side again.

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