Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Butter:
- 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.
Today’s Pinterest Board : Peanut Butter + Everything
Today’s Food History
- 1820 A whaling ship, the Essex, was rammed twice by a sperm whale and eventually sank.
- 1967 The U.S. population passed 200 million, according to the Census Clock at the Department of Commerce.
- 1969 DDT was banned for residential use as part of a total phase out of its use in the U.S.
- 2009 Kellogg’s reports there will be a nationwide shortage of Eggo Frozen Waffles until the summer of 2010. Production has been interrupted at 2 of Eggo’s four production plants due to repairs.