WASHINGTON, March 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
NATIONAL PEANUT MONTH
Profile America — Sunday, March 12th. This is National Peanut Month — celebrating one of the nation's favorite foods, and absolutely America's favorite snack nut. They are enjoyed in many ways — roasted in the shell, used in salads and stir-fry recipes, in cookies and, of course, ground into peanut butter. Americans eat an average of around six pounds of shelled peanuts a year, about half in the form of peanut butter. American peanuts have a global customer base. In 2014, about $450 million worth were exported. Over 22 percent of that went to Canada, and nearly 18 percent to Mexico. At the other end of the scale, Australia imported only $4,600 worth of American peanuts. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Occasion/accessed 12/29/2016: http://nationalpeanutboard.org/nutrition-wellness/celebrating-national-peanut-month-national-nutrition-month/
Beginnings/accessed 12/29/2016: http://berkeley.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/184326
Peanut consumption/accessed 12/29/2016: http://www.agmrc.org/commodities-products/nuts/peanut-profile/p
Exports/NAICS 111992/All Countries: http://sasweb.ssd.census.gov/relatedparty/
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau