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Peanuts - andama - 05-09-2013

Did you know that


1. Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.

2.The peanut is not a nut, but a legume related to beans and lentils.

3.Peanuts are naturally cholesterol-free.

4.Peanuts account for two-thirds of all snack nuts consumed in the USA.

5.The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products each year.

6.Astronaut Allen B. Sheppard brought a peanut with him to the moon.

7. The peanut plant originated in South America.

8.Two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA - Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.

9.Peanuts are a good source of folate, which can reduce the risk of certain birth defects in the brain and spinal cord.

10.Historically, the largest producer of peanuts in the world was India, but production in China overtook Indian production in the mid-1990s. For the period 1996 to 2000, China produced almost 40% of the world crop, and India almost 25%, with the U.S. in 3rd place with almost 6%


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RE: Peanuts - Timeless Re-creations - 05-10-2013

Really interesting!
It's a 'nutty' world...lol...!!
Jayne xx