WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
PEANUT BUTTER LOVERS MONTH
Profile America — Wednesday, November 25th. It's a time to celebrate one of life's simple, viscous pleasures — it's Peanut Butter Lovers Month. The stuff of one of America's favorite sandwiches, peanut butter was first offered to the public at the St. Louis Exposition in 1904. But as we currently know it — with the peanuts roasted and the product churned like butter to be smooth and so the oil won't separate — peanut butter didn't appear on grocery shelves until 1922. While we each eat more than 6.5 pounds of peanuts in all forms each year, peanut oil is used in making paints, cosmetics, and lubricants, while the shells are used to make wallboard, abrasives, and fuel. Making peanut butter and roasting nuts is an $11.3 billion a year business in the U.S. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy, from the American Community Survey, at www.census.gov.
Peanut Butter Lovers Month: http://farmersalmanac.com/food/2012/11/05/november-is-peanut-butter-lovers-month/
History of peanut butter: http://peanutbutterlovers.com/pb-lovers/pb101/history/
Uses of peanuts: http://teachersnetwork.org/teachnet-lab/miami/2005/linero3/Lesson%205%20Peanut%20uses%20Teacher%20background.htm
Per capita consumption of peanuts/tab 2: http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Food_Availabily_Per_Capita_Data_System/Food_Availability/nuts.xls
Value of roasted nuts and peanut butter manufacture/NAICS 311911 http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ASM_2013_31VS101&prodType=table
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).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau