Peanut butter is a type of food paste or spread made from peanuts. It often contains additional ingredients that modify the taste or texture, such as salt, sweeteners, or emulsifiers. Peanut butter is popular in many countries, especially in North America where it is a common ingredient in many breakfast and lunch dishes.
Peanuts have been cultivated by humans for an amazing 7600 years! Anthropologists believe the earliest domesticated peanuts were grown on the slopes of the Andes mountains in South America.
The peanut was first brought to the Old World by Portuguese and Spanish explorers in the 16th century. After the colonisation of the New World, sailers (who valued peanuts as they were easy to store on board ships) carried peanuts to Africa where they became common in the western tropical region. They were also introduced into East Asia from where they made their way into China in the 1600s.
The peanut butter we know today was was apparently invented by an American doctor from St Louis in the 1890s. Shortly afterwards Dr John Harvey Kellogg patented a “Process of Preparing Nut Meal” and in 1903 Dr Ambrose Straub patented a peanut butter-making machine.
Peanut butter is a source of healthy fats, protein, and vitamins and minerals. It is also relatively low in sugar and calories. Because of these nutrients, peanut butter can help you lose weight, reduce your risk of heart disease, and improve your overall health.
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So, there you have it, we told you about peanut butter and some of its many facts. Spread peanut butter on your morning toast, create a protein packed smoothie or shake, enjoy it in a PB&J sandwich, or use it in recipes for a delicious and nutritious treat.