Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

Happy National Peanut Butter Day ! !

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A Brief History:
Origin of Peanut Butter: Peanut butter was first made by John Harvey Kellogg in 1895 for a method of providing protein for those who were older and needed nutrients through food where people were not able to chew meat. Peanut butter was first presented and sold publicly in the year 1904 at the St. Louis World Fair at C.H. Sumner’s concession stand. In 1922, Joseph Rosefield invented the process of the consistency of peanut butter we know and love these days through the process of  homogenization, and the process of being able to keep the peanut oil from separating from the peanut solids. Joseph later sold that patent to the Peter Pan company, but then went into business for himself selling the Skippy brand of peanut butter through Rosefield Packing. The company supplied peanut butter as military rations during World War II.

The Process of Manufacture: Peanut butter is packed with protein and is rich in healthy monounsaturated fat. Peanut butter is made with two grinding steps, first to reduce the peanuts to a medium grind, then the second to a fine and smooth texture. To make chunky peanut butter larger peanut pieces are incorporated by varying grinding processes, or by removing one of the ribs from the grinder.

Very Nutritious Indeed: Peanut butter is a good source of nutrition and energy, fortified with vitamins E and B6, plus the minerals niacin, calcium, potassium and iron.

Statistics of Sales for Peanut Butter: Peanut butter sales are pretty high. Sales are in the billions per year. This leaves a great marketplace. Here are the statistics of yearly sales, based with the latest available information, in 2019:

Dollar Sales of Nut Butter in the United States: 2019
Type of Brand Sales in Million of U.S. Dollars
All brands $2,300.9 Million
Private brands $450.9 Million

Celebrated: January 24th every year! It was created on this day in 1986 to celebrate Crisco’s then 75th Anniversary, and celebrated every year thereafter!

A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .

Different flavors:

  • Creamy or Smooth
  • Crunchy or Chunky
  • Natural or Organic
  • Chocolate Flavor
  • Honey Flavored
  • Peanut Butter with Jelly (Goober or equivalent)
  • More. . ..

More Trivia:

  • Recently, approximately $700 million dollars in peanut butter sales (roughly 186 million) are sold in the grocery stores per year.
  • It takes almost 850 peanuts to make an 18 oz jar of peanut butter.
  • Chunky or creamy, the peanut board says the product is eaten in nearly 90 percent of American households.
  • Americans eat approximately 700 million pounds of peanut butter per year
  • Americans eat approximately 3 pounds of peanut butter per person per year.
  • The U.S. doesn’t dominate the peanut butter market. China is the most dominant nation in terms of consumption and peanut production, making peanut butter butter at the top of that country’s worldwide scale. India is the runner up to China.
  • More. . .

The Present:
People all over the world, including the U.S. enjoy their peanut butter. You can have your peanut butter and eat your jelly or a nice PB&J sandwich, too!

The Future:
Let’s give thanks and enjoy peanut butter or PB&J this great year, and in the years to come. . .


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Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

2 thoughts on “Happy National Peanut Butter Day – 2023

  1. Interesting article! So many kids today are allergic to peanut butter schools no longer allow any child to bring a packed peanut butter sandwich for lunch. Something new pediatricians recommend introducing small amounts of peanut butter at young ages which decreasing a later allergy. It has worked with my grandchildren who did not develop an allergy to peanut butter.

  2. Peanut butter and peanuts…just reading cathymcinturff ‘s post. My grandson is SO allergic to peanuts, (and eggs, and a million other things), that an Epipen is always on him, and carried by his parents. None of us have peanut allergies, I don’t where he got it. He was totally breastfed as a baby, that’s supposed to help keep allergies away but apparently that’s an old wives tale.

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