10 Peanut Facts

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1. Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA - Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
2. Sixty percent of consumers prefer creamy peanut butter over crunchy.
3. Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.
4. March – National Peanut Month
5. September 13 – National Peanut Day
6. Peanuts are naturally cholesterol-free.
7. Peanuts and peanut butter contain over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients.
8. Peanuts have a higher antioxidant capacity over grapes, Concord grape juice, green tea, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, carrots and many more. 
9. The peanut is not a nut, but a legume related to beans and lentils.
10. Niacin is an important B vitamin that helps to convert food to energy. Peanuts are an excellent source of niacin.

Information: http://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/

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