Why not celebrate this versatile food? Cathy Isom fills us in about a month long celebration for one of America’s favorite snack foods. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
March is National Peanut Month and today on March 1st, it’s Peanut Butter Lover’s Day.
National Peanut Month had its beginnings as National Peanut Week in 19-41, but later morphed into a month-long celebration some 30-years later. Whether it’s the smell of their roasted goodness, the grinding of their essence into peanut butter or just being used to make healthier cooking oil, peanuts have found their way into many of the food items we consume regularly.
Peanuts are a very valuable source of protein, niacin, folate and phytosterols, more than any nut. They also contain over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Peanuts are naturally cholesterol-free and rumor has it that there’s enough mental stimulation in one peanut to give a person 30 minutes of serious thinking! Even if that’s not the case, peanuts provide a serious source of protein and B vitamins to help prevent “brain fatigue”!
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