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Thursday, September 13, 2012

CELEBRATE National Peanut Day

Let's celebrate National Peanut Day--September 13! It is the peanuttiest of days. Native to South America, the locals there couldn't keep this great nut to themselves. Actually, peanuts are not nuts. They are "legumes", like peas, beans, and lentils.
Peanuts are one of America's favorite snack foods. And, its more than 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 lowers 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. For more information, see the Peanut Institute. Celebrate National Peanut Day by eating peanuts wherever and whenever during the day that you can. Eating peanut butter counts, too. For several recipes (including the one for Reese's Peanut Butter Cheesecake---pictured above) utilizing the richness of peanuts or peanut butter, check out the posts at this URL: http://www.pinchofthissmidgenofthat.blogspot.com/search/label/peanut%20butter. Want to try something different (and peanutty, of course) ? Make your own Homemade Peanut Butter today. 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
SOURCE Information:
Peanut Trivia

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