18 Facts About Peanut butter


Peanut butter is a food paste or spread made from ground, dry-roasted peanuts.

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Peanut butter is a nutrient-rich food containing high levels of protein, several vitamins, and dietary minerals.

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Peanut butter was issued a patent for a "Process of Producing Alimentary Products" in 1898, and used peanuts, although he boiled the peanuts rather than roasting them.

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At first, peanut butter was a food for wealthy people, as it became popular initially as a product served at expensive health care institutes.

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In South Africa, one of the countries where peanut butter is produced and consumed, the first peanut butter was produced in 1926 by Alderton Limited in Mokopane, presumably under the brand name Black Cat.

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Peanut butter still produces peanut butter under the brand name Black Cat.

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When peanut butter was brought onto the market in the Netherlands by Calve in 1948, it was not allowed to do so under the name "peanut butter".

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The name "Peanut butter" was specifically defined for real Peanut butter, to avoid confusion with margarine.

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The peanuts in smooth peanut butter are ground uniformly, possibly with the addition of corn syrup and vegetable oil, to create a thick, creamy texture like butter.

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Natural peanut butter normally contains only peanuts and salt and is sold without emulsifiers that bind the peanut oils with the peanut paste, and so requires stirring after separation to recombine the ingredients before consumption.

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Artisanal peanut butter is usually preservative-free, additive-free, and handmade in a cottage industry-style setup used first around 1970.

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Peanut butter'slling must be conducted carefully lest the seeds be damaged during the removal of the shell.

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Once cool, the peanut butter is pumped into jars and vacuum-sealed, a process which removes air and deoxygenates the peanut butter to inhibit its oxidation.

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The peanut butter jars are then packaged into cartons distributed to retailers, where they are stored at room temperature and sold to consumers.

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Peanut butter is a rich source of dietary fiber, vitamin E, pantothenic acid, folate, niacin, and vitamin B6 .

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Peanut butter is a moderate source of thiamin, riboflavin, iron, and potassium .

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Peanut butter's flavor combines well with other flavors, such as oatmeal, cheese, cured meats, savory sauces, and various types of breads and crackers.

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Peanut butter inside a hollow chew toy is a method to occupy a dog with a favored treat.

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