One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
Two former U.S. Presidents were peanut farmers: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
Runner peanuts are preferred for peanut butter, and are grown primarily in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.
Peanut shells are used to make kitty litter, wallboard, fireplace logs, paper and animal feed, and are sometimes used as fuel for power plants.
It is said Africans ground peanuts into stews as early as the 1400s, the Chinese crushed peanuts into creamy sauces for centuries and Civil War soldiers dined on a concoction called peanut porridge.
The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he or she graduates from high school
It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
To legally label the spread as peanut butter, it must contain a minimum of 90 per cent peanuts with no artificial sweeteners, colors or preservatives. Some brands add natural sweeteners and salt, plus stabilizers for freshness.
Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the U.S. contain peanuts or peanut butter.
Peanuts contribute more than $4 billion to the U.S. economy each year.
Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
Peanut butter is consumed in 90 per cent of U.S. households.
Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion PB&J sandwiches.
The amount of peanut butter eaten in a year could wrap the earth in a ribbon of 18-ounce peanut butter jars one and one-third times.
Peanut butter was the secret behind Mr. Ed, TV’s talking horse. Spreading peanut butter inside the horse’s mouth prompted him to lick his chops, which with the magic of television, looked like a natural talking movement.
Former President Bill Clinton and Elvis Presley have each confessed that the peanut butter and banana sandwich is their favorite sandwich.
Peanut butter even has its own phobia. Archibutyrophobia
(pronounced A’-ra-kid-bu-ti-ro-pho-bi-a) is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.