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 Peanut Facts 
Health Facts 
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  • Peanuts are a naturally low-sodium food
  • Nearly 80% of the fat in peanuts and peanut butter is unsaturated fat -- the good fat -- which may actually help lower LDL-cholesterol levels in your blood
  • Peanuts are included in many medically endorsed weight-loss and diabectic diets
  • Peanuts and peanut butter contain nearly half of the 13 essential vitamins
  • Peanuts and peanut butter contain 25% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of Vitamin E, a vital antioxidant that protects the body's cells and tissue from damage and helps the immune system.
  • Peanuts and peanut butter contain 19% of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of Niacin, necessary in more than 50 of the body's processes.
  • Peanuts are a good source of folate, which can reduce the risk of certain birth defects in the brain and spinal cord.
Historical Facts 
  • The peanut plant originated in South America.
  • Dr. George Washington Carver researched and developed more than 300 uses for peanuts in the early 1900s; Dr. Carver is considered "The Father of the Peanut Industry" because of his extensive research and selfless dedication to promoting peanut production and products.
  • The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products each year.
  • Peanut butter was first introduced to the USA in 1904 at the Universal Exposition in St. Louis by C.H. Sumner, who sold $705.11 of the "new treat" at his concession stand.
  • The patent for peanut butter was awarded to Dr. John Harvey Kellogg in 1895.
  • Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
Bizarre Facts 
  • The peanut is not a nut, but a legume related to beans and lentils.
  • Astronaut Allen B. Sheppard brought a peanut with him to the moon.
  • Tom Miller pushed a peanut to the top of Pike's Peak (14,100 feet) using his nose in 4 days, 23 hours, 47 minutes and 3 seconds.
  • Peanuts contribute more than $4 billion to the USA economy each year.
  • Ever wonder where the term "Peanut Gallery" comes from? The term became popular in the late 19th century and referred to the rear or uppermost seats in a theater, which were also the cheapest seats. People seated in such a gallery were able to throw peanuts, a common food at theaters, at those seated below them. It also applied to the first row of seats in a movie theater, for the occupants of those seats could throw peanuts at the stage, stating their displeasure with the performance.
  • As early as 1500 B.C., the Incans of Peru used peanuts as sacrificial offerings and entombed them with their mummies to aid in the spirit life.
  • Adrian Finch of Australia holds the Guinness World Record for peanut throwing, launching the lovable legume 111 feet and 10 inches in 1999 to claim the record.
  • Peanut butter was the secret behind "Mr. Ed," TV's talking horse.
  • The world's largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich was created in Oklahoma City, OK, on September 7, 2002 by the Oklahoma Peanut Commission and the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. The PB & J sandwich weighed in at nearly 900 pounds, and contained 350 pounds of peanut butter and 144 pounds of jelly. The amount of bread used to create the sandwich was equivalent to more than 400-one pound loaves of bread. Now that's one giant sandwich!
  • Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.



Nutopia Nuts 'N More

539 N Arapaho Ave
Hydro, OK 73048
Phone: 405-663-2330 or 877-IGONUTS (877-446-6887)

Email: nutopianuts@gmail.com


 Nutopia Nuts N' More, formerly Johnson Peanut Company, has been serving Oklahoma and travelers on the historic Route 66 since 1942. In addition to peanuts, cashews, pecans, natural spanish peanut butter, candy and chocolates, we also offer assorted nut gift baskets and a corporate gift giving program. We are located in Hydro, OK but if you are not in the area you may also buy nuts online and experience why people come from all over the world for Nutopia Nuts.

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