National Peanut Butter Day
National Peanut Butter Day is observed next on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024 (229 days from today).
January 24 every year is National Peanut Butter Day! Why all those food awareness days in January when we're all trying to be good? At least in moderation, peanut butter can be considered a healthier choice than some other foods!
History of National Peanut Butter Day
National Peanut Butter Day, January 24 of each year, recognizes an American staple. Whether in cream or patties, with chocolate or with jellies, peanut butter gets its well-deserved recognition each year on this day.
The original peanut butter made by the Aztecs and Incas around 1000 BC was thicker than and not nearly as creamy as the peanut butter we know now.
Peanut butter wasn't widely used until the 20th century. At first, peanuts had to be thought of as animal feed rather than animal feed, until the late 1800s. At the beginning of this century, discoveries were made. The invention of growing, fertilizing, and harvesting legumes (peanuts are not a nut at all) has made it possible to consider peanuts a wholesale and retail food commodity.
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We can thank four men for the inventions and processes that give us the smooth, fatty peanut butter we enjoy today: Marcus Gilmore Edson of Canada, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, Dr. Doctor Ambrose Straub of St. Louis, Missouri, and Joseph Rosefield.
In 1884, Edson developed a process to produce peanut flour from grinding roasted peanuts between two heated plates. The famous cereal manufacturer and health food expert of the time, Kellogg, patented a process with raw peanuts in 1895. Dr. Straub was responsible for patenting one peanut butter machine in 1903.
Peanut butter was introduced to the audience at the 1904 International Exposition in St. Louis at C.H. Sumner's franchise price.
However, the man who brought the peanut butter we know and love today was Joseph Rosefield. In 1922, through homogenization, Rosefield was able to keep the peanut oil from separating from the peanut solids. He then sold the patent to a company that started making Peter Pan peanut butter. Rosefield then started a business selling Skippy peanut butter through Rosefield Packing. He also provided peanut butter for military rations during World War II.
How to celebrate National Peanut Butter Day
Who doesn't love peanut butter? So let's celebrate Peanut Butter Day. This day was created many years ago, is a great opportunity for peanut butter lovers to celebrate the creation of this amazing food.
Peanut butter might be used in many different recipes. I see nothing wrong with sitting down and enjoying a jar of ice cream or crunchy ice cream delight with a spoon. What more do you need?
Families and friends can celebrate Peanut Butter Day by getting together and creating delicious recipes that include peanut butter, from cookies and cakes to sauces and dressings. Of course, these can be consumed at home, or some prefer to spend a day out of the day and hang out in picnic style. Many people eat nothing but peanut butter on Peanut Butter Day.
Many schools will only serve peanut butter sandwiches to their students on Peanut Butter Day. Is there a better sandwich in the world?
ObservedNational Peanut Butter Day has been observed annually on January 24th.
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