National Peanut Day is an annual feast celebrated on September 13 of every year. Peanut isn’t a nut at all. They are legumes that are rich in antioxidants and has zero cholesterol. It is a popular all time favorite ingredient to eat at any time. The National Peanut Day is the best day to start eating a handful of peanuts that makes you feel energetic and healthy.
“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.” – James A. Garfield
History of National Peanut Day
The history and origin of the National Peanut Day are unknown. Peanut has a long back tradition. Other names of peanuts include groundnut or goober. Peanuts are legume crops grown mainly for its edible seeds. It is simple dry fruits of the same family as peas and beans. The peanuts are usually referred to as nuts for the culinary purposes and in common English language usage. The peanut belongs to the botanical family called Fabaceae. It is the better alternative to walnuts and almonds as the taste, and nutritional profile of peanuts matches them. Western cuisines often serve peanuts in similar ways like walnuts and almonds. The oldest known archeological remains of the pods date back to 7,600 years old. The other local names of peanuts include earthnuts, goober peas, monkey nuts, pygmy nuts and pig nuts.
Peanuts are usually eaten raw and used in candies, cookies, cakes, other sweets. It can be roasted and salted. Peanut butter, peanut soup are other recipes made with peanuts. Peanuts are used in making solvents, oils, used in medicines, textile materials. Dr. George Washington Carver was nicknamed “The Father of the Peanut.” He had discovered over 300 practical uses for peanuts. He had published his research in a book named “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it for the Human Consumption” in the year 1916. Many of the peanut discoveries made 100 years ago by Dr. Carver are used today.
Other Celebrations on September 13
September 13 is also celebrated as
- Roald Dahl Day
- International Programmers Day
- National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day
- National Defy Superstition Day
- Positive Thinking Day
- National Hug Your Boss Day
How to Celebrate National Peanut Day
Celebrating the National Peanut Day is simple. It is the best day to start eating a handful of nuts regularly to maintain a healthy diet. You can prepare your own peanut-based recipes for your family. It is a perfect snack roasted with salt and pepper. Share your Peanut day celebrations on the social media using the hashtag #NationalPeanutDay.