If you’re anything like me, you go crazy for anything containing peanuts. Peanut butter? Love it. Peanut brittle? Fantastic. Chicken in peanut sauce? Sure, why not.
But did you know that March is National Peanut Month? That’s right; even if you’re a peanut fanatic, you probably don’t realize how important the peanut is in the United States. Let’s take a look at some statistics, courtesy of the National Peanut Board:
- Americans eat approximately 1.5 billion pounds of peanut products (including peanut butter) each year
- U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter were both peanut farmers
- 40 percent of the top candy bars in the U.S. contain peanuts or peanut butter
Celebrate everyone’s favorite nut (which is actually a legume) by handing out your favorite peanut treats or other National Peanut Month giveaways!
Now, you may be thinking, “This all sounds great, but I’m allergic to peanuts!” If you fall into this category, why not help build awareness about the potential dangers of peanut allergies? Millions of people across the world are also allergic, so education is very important.