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Before we get into the month dedicated to peanut butter, let’s talk about what peanut butter actually is. Peanut butter is a food paste made mainly from ground dried roasted peanuts and is becoming increasingly popular around the world.fghj

To many people’s surprise, peanuts are naturally cholesterol free and have the highest protein content of all the nuts. Diets with approximately 4 ounces of peanut butter each week were shown to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease, as well as providing a good source of unsaturated fat and protein.

Although it might not sound like a real celebration, but November is actually Peanut Butter Lovers Month around the world! Although it is mainly known and celebrated in America, this tradition has begun to spread around the world. Americans celebrate it by the consumption of over 65 million pounds of peanut butter during the month of November.

Southeastern peanut farmers started the celebration on November 4, 1990 as Peanut Butter Lovers Day. November 4 was an important day because it was on November 4, 1895 that Dr. John Harvey Kellogg applied for the first patent for peanut butter. On its 100th birthday in 1995, it grew to a month-long celebration, and it has remained so until now.

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By: Ali Badr

–> Find out more about Peanut Butter Lovers Month 

Fun Facts:

–   About 540 peanuts make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

–   Ancient Incans used peanuts for sacrificial ceremonies and religious rites.

–   Studies have shown that men like chunky peanut butter, while women and children like smooth peanut butter.

–   Peanut butter increases the USA’s economy by $4 billion.

By: Manal Ahmed

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