March is National Peanut Month: The (Not) Nutty Facts

Posted on March 1, 2019

Nothing makes us come out of our shells like National Peanut Month!

A recentCDC studyshowed only 4 in 10 people eat nuts daily. That’s nuts! Here are some facts you may not have known about this limber legume.

Bigger and Better in Texas

Texas is the only state to grow all four varieties and organic peanuts!

One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.

It takes almost 850 peanuts to make an 18oz jar of peanut butter!

Peanuts are Presidential

Two peanut farmers have been elected President of the United States: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.

Peanuts are Popular

Americans eat 3 pounds of peanut butter per person every year. That’s about 700 million pounds, or enough to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon!

The average American child will eat 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time he or she graduates from high school.

Did you know there’s a word for the fear of having peanut butter stick to the roof of your mouth?

Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

The Magic Legume

Did you know that eating peanuts and peanut butter can reduce your risk of diabetes? A study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that women who ate five tablespoons of peanut butter each week could reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by more than 20%.

Celebrate National Peanut Month by cooking a peanut dish a week. Take a look at our favorite people-pleasing peanut recipes here.

For more legume literature, subscribe to the Texas Peanuts blog.