U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 9

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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SATURDAY, MARCH 9: NATIONAL PEANUT MONTH

Profile America — Saturday, March 9th.  This is National Peanut Month — celebrating one of the nation's favorite foods.  They are enjoyed in many ways — roasted in the shell as a snack, 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 month-long 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. Even the shells are used in such products as kitty litter, wallboard, and artificial fireplace logs.  American peanuts have a global customer base.  Just last November, over $38 million worth were exported; about 25 percent of that to Canada.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  National Peanut Board
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 111992

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 a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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