Cathy Isom has a national holiday for Americans to go nuts over, National Peanut Day! That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Today is National Peanut Day – observed annually on September 13th. It’s the perfect day to incorporate peanuts into your diet whether from a handful of nuts or in a peanut butter sandwich. Peanuts are such a popular snack, ingredient and Super-food. In
honor of this nutty holiday here are a few fun facts for you to chew on.
- It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
- The average peanut farm is 100 acres.
- Peanuts are the #1 snack nut consumed in the U.S.
- Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA – Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
- There are six cities in the U.S. named or include the name Peanut.
- The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school.
- Peanut butter is consumed in 94 percent of USA households.
- Americans eat three pounds of peanut butter per person per year. According to Southern Peanut Growers, that’s enough to coat the floor of the grand canyon.