January 24th is National Peanut Butter Day. I couldn't let this opportunity pass without some recognition of the event. The Huffington Post published a short article about the history of peanut butter. Some excerpts from the article are below:
In 1895 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (the creator of Kellogg's cereal) patented a process for creating peanut butter from raw peanuts. He marketed it as a healthy protein substitute for patients without teeth.
Peanuts are actually not nuts but legumes grown underground.
More than half of the American peanut crop goes into making peanut butter.
It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
An average American child eats 1,500 PB&J sandwiches before graduating from high school.