Though our modern version of peanut butter is largely considered an American treat, crushed peanuts delighted people as ancient as the Aztecs and Incas. These early civilizations ground roasted peanuts to form a tasty paste in a method surprisingly similar to what American inventors would later patent. This legume is so well-loved that it has its own celebratory month in March, which kicks off with National Peanut Butter Lovers Day on March 1.
How did the humble peanut come to be found everywhere from our pantries to baseball games? Keep reading for some fun facts:
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