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Peanut Butter Lovers Month: Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar [INFOGRAPHIC]

Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar

Thanksgiving isn’t the only American holiday to celebrate in November. It’s also National Peanut Butter Lovers Month—30 days to celebrate the flavor-filled, nutritious, versatile, affordable nut butter that you have in your pantry and might very well be eating right now (gotcha!). To help you keep the celebration going, we have a fun look at the way peanut butter is made—from fresh peanuts on the field to the familiar jar in your home and everywhere in between.

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Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar: Out of the Ground and Off the Farm

Journey of a Peanut Butter Jar

Each September and October, peanut farmers from Virginia to New Mexico walk their bright green peanut fields, so full that the rows planted carefully in the spring are barely distinguishable. A farmer’s mind is busy; judging and anticipating the best time to harvest. Harvesting too soon means the crop won’t be as plentiful and the quality may be poor; too late and peanuts can detach from their roots and stay buried in the soil.

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Peanut Art Across the South

BLOG Peanut Festival Mural Dothan Alabama

In the Peanut Belt (from Virginia to Florida and west to New Mexico), art celebrating the legume that helped build a region is just as special as anything hanging on a museum or gallery wall. That’s why, when tourists visit the area, there are a number of places where they can see peanut art on full display.

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Vintage Peanut Commercials: Taste and Nutrition Spanning the Decades

Vintage Peanut Recipes

The great taste of peanuts has been the key to peanuts’ popularity for generations, but the nutritional benefits of peanuts and peanut butter have also been part of their universal appeal. Ads for peanut products have changed over time, but it’s easy to see that one message has remained constant: peanuts are both nutritious and delicious.

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Take an 80-20 Approach to Healthy Eating [VIDEO]

Atlanta Unplugged

When it comes to a healthy diet, do you think it’s all or nothing? It doesn’t have to be. Registered dietitian nutritionist Sherry Coleman Collins was recently on Atlanta Unplugged to talk about the 80-20 approach to a healthy diet.

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5 Halloween Food Allergy Safety Tips

Trick or Treat

Halloween is full of fun but also fright, especially for parents whose children have food allergies. As the mother of a child who is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, wheat and milk, I understand where this fear comes from. It’s important to take food allergy precautions at Halloween parties and while trick-or-treating to have a safe and fun experience for everyone in the family.

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Halloween Recipes That Will Boo Your Friends Away

peanut butter cookies for Halloween

Halloween is next week and it’s time to start planning your trick or treat route. An evening of trick or treating can become exhausting, and your kids will want to dive right into their candy once they get home. Skip the candy for the night and try one of our delicious kid-friendly Halloween recipes below.

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World Series: What the Pros Eat

Peanuts and Baseball

As the nation tunes in to the World Series, we thought it would be interesting to look at the diet behind these world-class athletes. How does America’s favorite nut help baseball players (and you) stay energized and perform well? Our friend, registered dietitian Marie Spano has tremendous experience in helping athletes and everyday champions achieve their nutrition goals.

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This National Nut Day, Splurge on Nutrition without Breaking the Bank

Nut Day

Did you know that all nuts including peanuts are nutritious? Peanuts even have more protein than any other nut—7 grams per serving. Compare one ounce of dry roasted, unsalted peanuts, almonds and pistachios and you’ll find that all three contain 160-170 calories, 13-15 grams of mostly good fats and 2-3 grams of fiber.

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A Winning Combination: The Rise of the Peanut Butter Cup

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Chances are you remember these statements from an old peanut butter cup commercial: “You got your chocolate in my peanut butter! You got peanut butter on my chocolate!”

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