National Peanut Day

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National Peanut DayCathy Isom has a national holiday for Americans to go nuts over, National Peanut Day! That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

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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.