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March 1 is National Peanut Butter Lover’s day

Posted on March 1, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Butter:

  1.  Peanuts account for 2/3rds of the total snack “nuts” consumption in the USA
  2. The USA produce about 6% of the world’s crop of peanuts: by comparison India and China, together, produce about 70%
  3.  An 18oz jar of peanut butter needs 850 peanuts
  4. West Coast people  prefer chunky peanut butter, whereas those in the East Coast people like creamy.
  5.  96% of people, when making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, put the peanut butter on before the jelly. Two presidents of the USA, Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson, were peanut farmers.

Food related Events of March 1

also: National Fruit Compote Day

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1784 E. Kidner opened the first cooking school in Great Britain.
  • 1927 Harry Belafonte, singer, actor, was born. His biggest hit was “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song” in 1956.
  • 1970 U.S. commercial whale hunting ended.
  • 1989 Jack Dietz holds the world’s record for watermelon seed spitting, 66 feet 11 inches.
  • 1989 A 75 year-long ban on beer was lifted this day in Iceland.
  • 1990 The British Royal Navy began issuing rum rations to sailors as early as 1655. The Royal New Zealand Navy was the last navy in the world to end daily rum rations for sailors in 1990.
  • 2002 McDonald’s announced in a press release that it has agreed to pay 10 million dollars to Hindu and vegetarian groups to settle lawsuits over its use of beef flavoring in its French Fries.

January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day

Posted on January 24, 2015

Here are today’s five thing to know about Peanut Butter:

  1. 60% of people like creamy peanut butter over crunchy.
  2. Women & children prefer creamy, while most men like crunchy.
  3. Peanut butter is a source of incomplete protein.
  4. A common combination to provide a complete protein is pairing peanut butter with whole wheat bread.
  5. The two foods need only be consumed within 24 hours of each other to complete the protein.

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Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary

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Today’s Food History

  • 1920 Eskimo Pie Patent Date. The Eskimo Pie was patented by Christian K. Nelson, first sold in 1922 as “I-Scream Bars”
  • 1935 The first beer can was introduced by the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company
  • 1939 Maximilian Bircher-Benner died. He was a Swiss doctor who developed the granola-like cereal product ‘Muesli’
  • 1959 Coors launched the 7 ounce seamless, recyclable aluminum beer can.
  • 1988 RIP Charles Glen King,a biochemist who discovered vitamin C in 1932. He first extracted & isolated it from lemon juice.
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