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Peanut Butter

PEANUT BUTTER THE STICKY ICKY GOLD "IF YOU CAN'T CONTROL YOUR PEANUT BUTTER, YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO CONTROL YOUR LIFE." -BILL WATTERSON, AUTHOR OF CALVIN & HOBBES BUTTERY FACTS JANUARY PEA 850 PEANUTS 24 18oz. January 24 is National Peanut Butter Day in the .S. An 18oz jar is made from around 850 peanuts. Peanuts aren't nuts; they are legumes because they grow underground Americans consume 700 million pounds every year; that's over two pounds person. HOW PEANUT BUTTER IS MADE 2 HEAT The peanuts are placed in a hot air roaster where the temperature is raised to 240 degrees Celsius turning them from white to light brown. Peanuts are shelled at a plant and the excess debris is separated. The peanuts are quickly cooled to room temperature by suction fans that suck out the hot air. 6. The shelled, roasted and blanched peanuts are then dropped into a grinder and reduced to a thick paste. The peanuts are then placed in the blancher which removes the skin and The paste is heated to 60 degrees celsius to be mixed and then is the bitter “heart." cooled down to 38 degrees before it is jarred. THE EARLY YEARS Kellogg's In 1884, Marcellus Edson of Canada issued U.S. patent #306727, representing the finished product created from milling roasted peanuts until they reached a fluid state. He used his product strictly to create peanut-based candy. In 1897, Dr. John Kelogg created the first process for making peanut butter, issued in U.S. patent #580787. Native to South America, George Washington Carver is known as the father of peanuts, but is often incorrectly believed to have invented peanut butter. He did, however, discover over 300 practical uses for the peanut. peanuts were discovered as early as 950 B.C. It is believed that the Aztec and Mayan Civilizations mashed peanuts to create a thick paste. OFFBEAT PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH COMBOS Bacon Mayonnaise Dill Pickle Bologna Tomato NUTRITION BENEFITS NUTRITION FACTS: Monounsaturated fat in peanut butter reduces the risk of heart disease. Vitamin B3 helps the body to convert food into fuel and metabolizes fats and protein. Vitamin B9 helps to synthesize and repair DNA and prevents anemia. Dietary fiber helps the body rid waste and helps prevent colorectal cancer. Reduces risk of weight gain. NON-CULINARY USES: Peanut Butter can also aid you in executing every day needs around the house Can be used to remove Can be used as a Works well as Works well as a Works as a shaving gel chewing gum from clothes and hair. lubricant for things like a lawnmower blade. mousetrap bait. leather cleaner SOURCES: W 0OL

Peanut Butter

shared by Ariela on Jan 24
The cool facts and history of peanut butter ... plus some cool uses (culinary and not).


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