I enjoyed this treat in high school especially. We would go to canteen the highlight of the day. Socialize eat and drink your snack because you were finally old enough to go to the Canteen!
I found out a few interesting facts about peanuts, so come on along with me.
Fun Peanut Facts From The National Peanut Board
Did you know that:
We had two peanut farmers for presidents. You probably know about Jimmy Carter but do you know the other? Alright I'll tell you it was Thomas Jefferson!
There are six cities in the US named Peanut...Peanut, California; Lower Peanut, Pennsylvania; Upper Peanut, Pennsylvania; Peanut, Pennsylvania; Peanut, Tennessee; and Peanut, West Virginia.
Well which do you prefer smooth or chunky peanut butter?
Women and children usually prefer creamy and men usually opt for chunky.
- Peanuts have more protein, niacin, folate and phytosterols than any nut.
- Peanuts and peanut butter contain over 30 essential nutrients and phytonutrients.
- Peanuts are naturally cholesterol-free.
- click here to read the rest of very interesting facts about peanuts. In fact you may enjoy more of them after you find out how good they are for you...
I have to share this below it is about South Carolina!
A Brief History of The Boiled Peanut Charleston City Paper
Though boiled peanuts are now enjoyed throughout a broad swath of the South, their roots run deepest right here in South Carolina.
They arrived in the Lowcountry via a circuitous route. The plant originated in South America, and the Portuguese took it to Africa around 1500, just after they first came into contact with it in Brazil.
Peanuts arrived in the South sometime in the 18th century on slave ships, which were frequently provisioned with them for the voyage. In his 1809 history of South Carolina, David Ramsay noted To read more about this entry into our country click here
Now let's talk about BOILED PEANUTS! I love them and if you're from South Carolina you most probably do too! They are South Carolina's Official Snack Food! They are super delicious and filling the only trouble is you can't eat just one...I guess that is no problem because they are pretty good for you so you CAN eat more than one!
Crock Pot Recipe
You can cook in a large dutch oven pot cover with water add salt cook a couple of hours testing them from time to time for tenderness and sheer pleasure of it...careful they will be hot.
credit and Hot to Eat a Boiled Peanut
Until next time..
Happy National Peanut Day!