National Peanut Day 2021

September 13, 2021

Peanuts, which are grown underground,  have a long history, originating in South America over 3,500 years ago. Eaten alone or mixed with butter, peanuts are used in virtually everything including  soups and ice cream. And don't forget about pb & j sandwiches! This National Peanut Day, grab a handful, salted or not, and savor the flavor of our national goober.

Why eat peanuts?

1. Peanuts are packed with nutrients

Peanuts are abundant in lots of vitamins including B6, niacin, thiamin and vitamin E. Peanuts are also blessed with minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese, zinc, iron and selenium. Think about that the next time you get ready to eat one. single. peanut.

2. Peanuts are a no-stress treat

What's not to love? You crack the shell and enjoy!

3. Peanuts are chock full of protein and fiber

Peanuts satisfy our cravings and help us maintain weight loss. Scientists found that eating small amounts of nuts daily helps dieters lose weight. Just make sure nuts are allowed in your eating plan.

And, did you know?

It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

Happy National Peanut Day! #nationalpeanutday