U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 29
WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29: PEANUT BUTTER
Profile America — Tuesday, November 29th. One of life’s simple pleasures is being celebrated –it’s Peanut Butter Lovers Month. It’s one of America’s favorite foods and certainly its most popular sandwich. Peanut butter was first offered to the public at the Saint Louis Exposition in 1904. But peanut butter as we know it — with the peanuts roasted and the product churned like butter to be smooth and not have the oil separate — didn’t appear on grocery shelves until 1922. Our love of peanut butter, whether smooth or chunky, accounts for a large part of the 6 and 1/2 pounds of shelled peanuts we each consume in a year — which brings in $835 million annually to the farmers who grow them. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 542
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 217, 843
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau