10 Things You Didn't Know About Peanut Butter

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Peanut Butter

Read on for fun facts about peanut butter.

According to the National Peanut Board, the amount of peanut butter consumed in a year could circle the earth in a string of 18-ounce peanut butter jars once and a third times.

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Ninety percent of American households consume peanut butter, according to the National Peanut Board.

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Former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter were both peanut farmers.

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According to the National Peanut Board, Americans spend nearly $800 million a year on peanut butter.

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The average American child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating high school, according to the National Peanut Board.

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Former President Bill Clinton says his favorite food is a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

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Approximately 540 peanuts are needed to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

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The National Peanut Board says that 60 percent of shoppers prefer creamy peanut butter to crunchy peanut butter.

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Americans consume enough peanut butter annually to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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To be called “peanut butter,” a product must be at least 90 percent peanut, by law.

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Peanut butter is perfect for a sandwich, a delightful dessert and even delicious by the spoonful. The nut butter is a childhood staple for so many.

And it turns out, there is a whole lot to know about this savory spread, so we've rounded up some pretty fun facts about peanut butter. Grab a spoon, this might make you hungry.

Check out the slideshow above to learn more about peanut butter.

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