A lot has been said about the health benefits of peanut butter and its nutritional value. However there are certain facts about peanut butter that many people still don’t know. Mentioned below is a list of some fun facts related to your favourite butter variant.
Around 540 peanuts are required to make one jar of peanut butter weighing 12 ounce. Imagine what would have happened if you had to make it at home without the help of machines.
United States is the largest producer and at the same time the largest consumer of peanut butter in the world. Wisconsin is the highest producer of peanut butter within America.
As long as consumption is concerned, an average American consumes somewhere around 6 to 7 pounds of peanut butter every year. This is a huge number for a food like butter.
Statistics show that more than 90% American households consume peanut butter making it one of the most consumed food items in the United States.
Ever thought of expenditure made on peanut butter in United States? The figures might shock you but the fact is that approximately $800 million are spent on peanut butter in United States every year.
Two earlier presidents of United States, Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter were actually peanut farmers and have contributed to the production of peanut butter in the United States.
Business of peanut butter contributes more than $4 billion to the GDP of United States every year. Isn’t it a lot for a nut snack?
If a grand water canyon is filled with peanut butter that American’s eat annually, it would fill the canyon completely and still some butter will be left.
An average American child consumes about 1500 Peanut butter sandwiches during the journey from school to college.
There is a phobia attached to the peanut butter as per which people are scared of peanut butter getting stuck on the roof of their mouths. This phobia is known as Arachibutyrophobia.
Approximately 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches can be made with the amount of peanut butter Americans consume every year.
In order to be labelled as peanut butter in America, a product must contain more than 90% peanuts. This is as per law and anything less than 90% can’t be labelled as peanut butter.
Peanut butter contains more than 30 essential nutrients making it one of the healthiest foods available in super markets. It is used to cure numerous diseases.
People who live on eastern coast of America prefer creamy peanut butter while people living on wester coast like crunchy peanut butter. The reason behind this preference is unknown
Peanut butter has a longer shelf life than any other butter variant. If kept in ideal conditions of ambient temperature without significant changes in humidity and heat, it can remain consumable for several months.
Peanut butter was first patented in Canada in the year 1884 by a man who lived in Quebec.