Ten fun facts about Peanuts
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While the word nut is in the name peanut, they are actually part of the legume, or bean family.
Until the 1930's, peanuts were mainly used for animal feed stock. Human consumption wasn't promoted until the late 19th century.
Not only can peanuts be consumed as foods, but they are also used in paints, cosmetics and plastics.
Roasted peanuts have been shown to contain more antioxidants than carrots, strawberries and blackberries.Fact 5
Though George Washington Carver is well known for his involvement with peanuts, he did not invent the use of peanut butter.Fact 6
To produce a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter, it takes roughly about 550 peanuts, according to the National Peanut Butter Board.Fact 7
While peanuts contain no trans-fats, they also contain no cholesterol and may even help reduce cholesterol levels.Fact 8
There are several days dedicated to peanuts, including National Peanut Day (Sept. 13) and National Peanut Month (March).Fact 9
The nickname for peanuts, Goober, comes from 'nguba', the word for peanut in the Congo language.Fact 10
The average American eats over 6 pounds of peanuts or peanut butter products ever year. Click here for more food facts ❯
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