Monday, September 12, 2011

Sept.13 is National Peanut Day

National Peanut Day is the peanuttiest of days. FYI, peanuts are not nuts. They are "legumes", like peas, beans, and lentils.

Peanuts are one of America's favorite snack foods. Americans consume more than 6 pounds of peanuts and peanut products each year," according to the American Peanut Council Peanuts are more than just a snack food. Peanuts are the main ingredient in peanut butter. Peanuts star in a variety of recipes, and is a topping for countless foods and desserts. Many Chinese recipes use peanuts in main menu items. Peanuts once took the rap as a not so healthy food. More recent research suggests that peanuts can reduce cardiovascular disease and lower triglycerides in the body. Peanuts are high in protein and fiber and are now believed to help curb hunger, and therefore help in diet control.

Other Peanuttiest of days of the year:
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day on April 2and.
National Peanut Butter Lover's Day on March 1st

Celebrate National Peanut Day by eating peanuts wherever and whenever you can during that day. Eating peanut butter counts, too.

Check out our vast selection of Virginia Peanuts and Peanut Gifts or The Peanut Shop of Williamsburgs all Natural Peanut Butter made with Virginia Peanuts.

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