Just the words cause a slight craving in the stomach.
It is part peanuts and part butter.
Overall, it’s simply this:
The first domesticated peanut bush grew in either Argentina or southern Bolivia. It quickly spread to the other countries in South America–Peru, Uruguay, Brazil. It moved up to Central America and then to the United States. Truthfully, one of the more interesting facts about peanut butter is that the bushes grow best in the South.
Peanuts have a surprisingly high amount of health benefits:
- They are rich in protein, accounting for 15% of the recommended daily intake.
- They are rich in nutrients such as magnesium and potassium, as well as two types of Vitamin B.
- Peanut oil for hair will make hair healthier.
- There peanut benefits for men and peanut benefits for women.
Peanuts are perfect snacks. There are a few peanut recipes online. They are worth trying.
Peanuts can be mixed with walnuts and almonds to provide for a quick protein get-up. Peanuts provide a good amount of nutrients along with the others, while they may all be complementary in terms of nutrients.
Peanut butter is a great treat when it’s included in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It can also be added with butter or simply by itself. Either way, peanut butter is delicious. That’s probably why 90% of U.S. households consume peanut butter.
In fact, it takes 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter, according to the National Peanut Board. By law, peanut butter has to be made with 90% peanuts. And according to Little Brownie Bakers, an estimated 145,000 pounds of peanut are used during baking for Girl Scout’s Do-si-dos and Tagalongs.
This all is possible due to Dr. George Washington Carver, the “peanut wizard,” who discovered around 300 uses for peanut butter in the early 1900s.
That is some peanut history and a little bit of peanut nutritional value. Here are some interesting facts about peanut butter.
November is National Peanut Butter Lovers Month, one of six national holidays for peanut butter according to the National Peanut Board’s website.
Most peanuts are vegan and gluten-free.
If you took all the peanut butter eaten in American in a year, it would coat the floor of the Grand Canyon.
Women and children like creamy peanut butter best.
Men like chunky peanut butter best.
Peanuts and peanut butter account for 67% of all nut consumption in the United States.
Peanuts aren’t nuts. They’re legumes. This makes the statement of calling it “nut butter” inaccurate.
Moving back to the original part of the article, peanuts are a great source of protein. In fact, there is peanut protein powder, which takes advantage of peanut’s protein value to provide a delicious shake just in time to build back those muscles that were broken down in the previous workout.
Peanuts are actually an excellent addition to anyone’s workout and diet routine. Because peanuts have a great deal of protein, they promote lean mass, which is denser per pound than fat. Therefore, because muscle burns off more calories than fat per second at rest, building muscle and eating protein may be all someone needs to lose weight.
The interesting facts about peanut butter provide a nice complement to the more hefty material in this article. Both should be taken into consideration when starting a new dietary routine.