National Peanut Lovers Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to peanuts. This nut is an integral part of American culture and is the main ingredient for creating the most popular dish, peanut paste, which is so nice to spread on toast and eat for breakfast. The holiday is celebrated on March 15.
The history of National Peanut Lovers Day is not exactly known. Most likely, it was invented to be celebrated by lovers of the nut to make peanuts even more popular and to remember its history. Researchers believe that peanuts grew thousands of years ago. It was known to the ancient indigenous tribes of South America. Thanks to the European conquerors it became known in Europe, and around the 18th century it made its way to the United States.
For a long time, peanuts were grown exclusively in the southern United States. The process of growing it was considered hard and labor-intensive. The real popularity of peanuts came only after the Civil War. Thanks to the Industrial Revolution, large-scale peanut farms were established in the 19th century, and the processes of harvesting and packing the finished product in the factory became automated.
Today, the U.S. is the largest producer and exporter of peanuts. More than 75% of all peanuts in the world are produced in America.
- Peanuts are actually a legume crop. The fruit ripens on the surface and then goes underground. For this reason, the plant is often called the “groundnut”.
- More than half of the mass of the nut forms fatty oil.
- Peanuts are very caloric. In 100 grams of product contains more than 500 kcal. Nuts are rich in protein, fiber, B vitamins, PP and E.
How to celebrate
Have a peanut treat on National Peanut Lovers Day. Start your morning with toast and peanut butter. You can also make various desserts with the addition of this nut or try them in cafes/restaurants.
Spread the word on social media. Ask other users if they like peanuts.
When is National Peanut Lovers Day celebrated in 2024?
National Peanut Lovers Day is observed on March 15 each year.