National Peanut Month
What nut isn‚Äôt a nut but is an integral part of every diet? It’s not a nut that is used in cooking oils. America’s favorite sandwich is made with peanut butter. National Peanut Month celebrates this nutritious legume. It’s also a key ingredient in culture and cuisine all over the globe.
You can guess the peanut if you are right on! National Peanut Month celebrates this nutritious legume. It’s also a key ingredient in culture and cuisine all over the globe.
The National Peanut Board established National Peanut Month. It coincides with Nutrition Month, so it’s not surprising! Peanuts are rich in vitamins and nutrients, more than 30! They are also rich in antioxidants and better than green tea, carrots, and broccoli.
These delicious legumes were first cultivated in Peru almost 8000 years ago. When the conquistadors arrived at Tenochtitlan, they found peanuts depicted in art and offered them for sale. The European traders spread the peanut around the globe and it is now cultivated in nearly every climate zone.
Peanuts are a staple in many cuisines around the globe, including appetizers, main dishes, and desserts. Bamba Puffs is a Cheez Doodle-type snack that Israel has. It’s basically the same snack, but with peanut butter instead.
It is not unusual to find a few peanuts in a can of coke. The flavor is a perfect combination of sweet, salty, fizzy, crunchy, and sweet. These little legumes really have a lot of things to offer.
Enjoy peanuts and National Peanut Month. Start by simply having honey-roasted peanuts in your home to enjoy. You can also try Pad Thai, a traditional Thai dish that is made with rich peanut sauce, if you feel daring (ok it’s not THAT daring). You should be aware that some variations can be quite spicy so you need to be careful about what you choose.
National Peanut Month is a wonderful time to celebrate this delicious treat. Whether you’re celebrating it with peanut butter cookies, or expanding your palate by trying new peanut recipes, National Peanut Month is not over.