National Peanut Day
About National Peanut Day
Date When Celebrated: National Peanut Day is always observed on September 13
National Peanut Day, a September 13 holiday, is the peanuttiest of days on the entire list of daily holidays. Native to South America, the locals there couldn’t keep this great nut to themselves. Actually, peanuts are not nuts. They are “legumes”, like peas, beans, and lentils.
Peanuts are one of America’s favorite snack foods. And, it’s more than a snack food. Peanuts are the main ingredient in peanut butter. Peanuts star in a variety of recipes and is a topping for countless foods and desserts. Many Chinese recipes use peanuts in main menu items.
Peanuts once took the rap as a not-so-healthy food. More recent research suggests that peanuts can reduce cardiovascular disease and lowers triglycerides in the body. Peanuts are high in protein and fiber and are now believed to help curb hunger, and therefore help in diet control.
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How to Celebrate National Peanut Day
- Celebrate National Peanut Day by eating peanuts wherever and whenever during the day that you can.
- Eating peanut butter counts, too.
- Want to try something different (and peanutty, of course) ? Make your own Homemade Peanut Butter today.
Other Peanuttiest Days of the Year
“Man can not live on bread alone: he must have peanut butter.” – – President James A. Garfield
History and Origin of National Peanut Day
We found no factual information about this special day, who created it, or the year it was first celebrated. We traced this holiday back to 2008.
This holiday has always been referred to as National Peanut Day. However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamations making it a true “National” day. All three peanut holidays are described as national days. At least it’s consistent.
More About Today
Recipe of the Day: Homemade Peanut Butter
Also See: Fall Recipes and Holiday Recipes and Garden Recipes
Flower of the Day: Iris
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