National Peanut Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to peanuts. It is celebrated annually on September 13th. This item is very significant in American culture, because peanut butter is made from it, which is very popular.
The appearance of National Peanut Day is due to its mass distribution. Watch many American TV shows or read Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic and you’ll understand why it is so popular.
Peanuts have been known to mankind for over 3500 years. It originally grew in South America. It would be wrong to call it a nut – it is a legume, which is closer to soybeans or lentils.
Peanuts are actively used in cooking. They make oil and flour from it, add it to pastries, sauces, and various snacks. It is useful for people who are actively involved in sports – 100 grams of this nut contains 25 g of protein and 50 g of fat.
- Research has shown that eating peanuts reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
- Popular peanut butter is a mixture of crushed nuts with vegetable oil. This is a very high calorie product. 100 grams of the paste contains almost 900 kcal.
- It is not recommended to use peanuts in its raw form – there is a high probability of causing intestinal upset.
How to take part
During National Peanut Day, gather your family and friends, cook interesting dishes with peanuts, and enjoy them in a warm atmosphere. Watch an American TV series with a pack of roasted or salted peanuts, and don’t forget to make a classic peanut butter sandwich for breakfast.
When is National Peanut Day celebrated in 2023?
National Peanut Day is observed on September 13 each year.