Mar 8 - Geezer's Daily Blog - National Peanut Cluster Day

The Bottom Line: Quick facts about peanuts! 

The Full Story:

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90% peanuts.
  • Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
  • Astronaut Alan Shepard brought a peanut with him to the moon. Read about peanuts bringing good luck to NASA.
  • There are six cities in the U.S. named Peanut: Peanut, California; Lower Peanut, Pennsylvania; Upper Peanut, Pennsylvania; Peanut, Pennsylvania, Peanut, Tennessee; and Peanut West Virginia.
  • Women and children prefer creamy, while most men opt for chunky.
  • People living on the East Coast prefer creamy peanut butter, while those on the West Coast prefer the crunchy style.
  • Boiled peanuts” are considered a delicacy in the peanut growing areas of the South. Freshly harvested peanuts are boiled in supersaturated salt water until they are of a soft bean like texture. They are most frequently enjoyed at the end of the day with a favorite beverage.
  • Goober—a nickname for peanuts—comes from “nguba,” the Congo language name for peanut.
  • Peanuts are sometimes called “ground nuts” or “ground peas” because peanuts grow underground.

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