Fascinating Peanut Facts


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1. The peanut is a vegetable and a member of the pea family
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2. Just eight foods account for 90% of all food allergies—tree nuts, eggs, soy, peanuts, fish, shellfish, milk, and wheat.
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3. Peanuts are one of the ingredients in dynamite
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4. Real diamonds can be made from peanut butter.
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5. If a pregnant mom eats peanuts, her baby will be less likely to have a peanut allergy.
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6. By the time most Americans are 18, they have eaten about 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
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7. FDA laws allow for an average of 30 insect fragments per 100 grams of peanut butter.
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8. 15 million Snicker bars are made daily, which amounts to about 99 tons of peanuts.
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9. With high enough pressure, peanut butter can be turned into diamonds.
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10. Rubbing peanut butter on a stubbed toe acts as a painkiller, due to the oil in the peanuts.
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11. Peanut butter was originally invented as a source of protein for people without teeth.
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12. Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
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13. There are 1,218 peanuts in a single 28oz jar of Jif peanut butter.
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14. Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.
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15. The eight most popular foods to cause food allergies are: milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, soy, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish.

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