March is National Peanut Month
It's National Peanut Month, celebrating one of the nation's favorite foods. They are enjoyed in many ways............
Roasted in the shell as a snack while watching sports events, used in salds and stir-fry recipes, in cookiers and, of course, ground into peanut butter. Americans eat an average of 6 1/2 pouds of shelled peanuts a year--about half in the form of peanut butter.
A couple fun facts about peanuts, you might not know:
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.
Peanut butter is comsumed in 90 percent of USA households.
Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Women and children prefer creamy, while most men opt for chunky.
Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the U.S. contain peanuts or peanut butter.
What's your favorite thing with peanuts?