National Peanut Day | September 13
Wed Sep 13th

National Peanut Day

On September 13th National Peanut Day, the mighty and delicious peanut is honoured.


This legume is not a nut, despite being originating in South America about 3,500 years ago, this legume is not a nut. They grow underground, like potatoes. Peas and beans belong to the family Leguminosae since they are an edible seed that develops in a pod. According to The Peanut Institute, peanuts contain a whopping 8 grams per ounce, more than any other nut. And remember, it isn't a nut! Nuts grow on trees.

The peanut is also high in antioxidants. Not only are peanuts high in vitamins E and B6, but they are also high in minerals such as magnesium, iron, and zinc. This amazing legume helps us absorb nutrients better, as well as other nutrient-rich foods, according to studies.

For the longest time, livestock received the most significant benefit from all these nutrients. Planting and harvesting peanuts were labor-intensive and risky for farmers before modern methods were invented. Gradually, their fame grew. Civil War veterans developed a fondness for them, as did fans of PT Barnum's traveling circus. An advancement in farm technology made it possible for peanuts to be grown in abundance. The cotton industry was revolutionized by the cotton industry, but growers and harvesters changed not only the peanut farm but farming the world over.

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With the rise in peanut production, there has also been an increase in curious inquiry into its potential uses. Dr. George Washington Carver, a boll weevil who wreaked havoc on the South's cotton crop, made a proposal. He had been studying this amazing groundnut and suggested that farmers diversify into peanuts. To Southern farmers, it was an economic boon. In 1916, he published his paper "How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for Human Consumption." His continued study resulted in more than delicious uses for this goober, groundnut, or ground pea. Dr. Carver's peanut obsession seemed to be unending, from shaving cream to plastics and cosmetics, even coffee.

Many of Dr. Carver's peanut discoveries are now being used today.

How to celebrate national peanut day

For a healthy snack, try the peanut world and crack open some for a healthful snack. To post on social media, use #NationalPeanutDay. By reading 9 Delicious Nuts from Around the World, you will also discover more delicious nuts.

National peanut day is the oldest national peanut day in history

We were unable to locate the originator of National Peanut Day, but we were unable to find him.

Peanut FAQ

Q. How many calories are in peanuts?

A. A 1/4 cup of peanuts (about a handful) contains 207 calories (about a handful).

How many different ways can you prepare a peanut? Q. How many different ways are there to prepare a peanut? Benjamin Buford Blue did not have a list of all the ways to prepare a peanut (shrimp was his territory), but this list would get you started.

Blanched Boiled Chopped Honey Roasted Out of the shell Peanut butter Powdered Fried Raw Roasted Salted Smoked