National Peanut Day 2016

National Peanut Day was set up to celebrate the goodness of the humble peanut.  Peanuts do not belong to the nut family.  They are legumes in reality and fall into the same categories as green beans and peas.

When:

September 13th of every year

Fun Facts about Peanuts:

  • Peanuts have over 250 practical uses.

  • They are native to South America and are now grown and eaten all over the world.

  • Peanuts are a favorite snack food not just in America but around the world.

  • Peanuts are high in fiber and protein and help to stave off hunger.

  • Enjoy peanut spread in a sandwich or as a sprinkling on icecream or other foods.

  • Peanuts can also be used as flour for cooking, fuel, making oil, making great desserts, etc.

  • Peanuts are a whole and complete food offering great nutrition.

  • Enjoy eating peanuts boiled or roasted.

  • Studies now show that peanuts have a lot of health benefits such as helping to lower triglycerides and also reduce the incidence of cardio vascular issues.

  • Some wonderful benefits of Peanuts are – heart healthy, high in potassium content and also help in weight loss by making one feel full with just a small amount.

So go ahead and celebrate National Peanut Day and enjoy eating peanuts the way you like them. 

National Peanut Day 2016