The taste of peanut butter is known all over the world, but this product does not have such popularity as in America, in no other country in the world. No wonder National Peanut Butter Day was established in the USA. A sandwich with pasta for breakfast is prepared in almost every American family.
Based on archaeological finds, scientists came to the conclusion that representatives of the Aztec and Inca tribes were engaged in the manufacture of a kind of peanut butter. They not only ate it, but also used it for medicinal purposes.
In the United States, it is believed that the idea of making the favorite delicacy of Americans belongs to George Washington Carver. Despite the fact that this man is considered a brilliant inventor, the first to patent peanut butter was Canadian-born Marcellus Gilmore Edson (1884).
Automated the production process, and received a patent for the device engineer Ambrose Straub. This event took place in 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri.
The first company to mass-produce the product was Peter Pan Peanut Butter. For a long time, Skippy brand products remained its competitors, but recently hundreds of thousands of companies have appeared on the market.
- Americans spend about $800 million a year on peanut butter.
- Approximately 30 sandwiches can be made from a 1 acre peanut plantation.
- According to the latest opinion polls, about 75% of Americans always have a jar of peanut butter in their homes.
- The product contains a lot of vitamins, protein and fats. Peanut butter is very healthy, but is considered a strong allergen. About 2% of US residents are allergic to pasta.
How to celebrate
National Peanut Butter Day is another reason to make a sandwich with your favorite peanut butter.
Usually on this day, promotions are held in social networks and supermarkets. Take a photo of a pie filled with your favorite pasta or a sandwich topped with peanut butter.
This day is a great occasion to have a friendly party, where peanut butter treats will be the main treat.
When is National Peanut Butter Day celebrated in 2023?
National Peanut Butter Day is observed on January 24 each year.