WASHINGTON, March 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
NATIONAL PEANUT MONTH
Profile America — Friday, March 18th. 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. The idea of honoring the peanut has been a monthlong observance since 1974. Americans eat an average of more than 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 1/5/2016: http://nationalpeanutboard.org/nutrition-wellness/celebrating-national-peanut-month-national-nutrition-month/
Beginnings/accessed 1/5/2016: http://berkeley.ext.wvu.edu/r/download/184326
Peanut consumption/accessed 1/5/2016: http://www.nationalpeanutboard.org/classroom-funfacts.php
Exports/NAICS 111992 All Countries: http://sasweb.ssd.census.gov/relatedparty/
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of 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 "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau