Nutty Facts

Peanut is a plant that belongs to the pea family. It is native to South America, but it can be found in Asia, North & South America, Africa & Australia today.

Peanut grows in warm climates on a sandy soil.

Oldest known peanut (dating back from 7600 years ago) originates from Peru. Until the 1930, majority of produced peanuts were used as animal food.

Peanut is herbaceous plant that can grow to the height of 1 to 1.6 feet. One plant produces around 40 pods. Each pod contains 1 to 4 seeds, better known as peanuts.

Due to unusual habit to form under the ground, peanuts are also known as ground nuts, ground peas and earth nuts.
Planting of peanuts takes place from April to May. 5 months later, peanuts can be harvested. Peanut is an annual plant, which means that it finishes its life cycle in one year.

Besides in the food industry, peanuts are used in cosmetic, chemical and textile industry.

Peanuts contain more than 30 nutrients that are essential for the human health. They are rich source of proteins, vitamins of the B group and dietary fibres.

More than ½ of globally produced peanuts is used for the production of peanut butter. Peanut butter is very popular in the USA: 94% of homes in America use peanut butter regularly. Peanut butter is also very important for the confectionery industry. 4 out of 10 candy bars in the USA contain peanut butter.

It takes 540 peanuts for the production of 12 ounces of peanut butter.

Peanuts played important role even in the life of ancient people. Mummies in the tombs of Incas (ancient people of Peru) were buried with peanuts.

2/3 of globally produced peanuts originate from China and India.

Surprising uses for Peanut Butter

In late 2017, The Peanut Butter Bar opened their doors in iconic Leichhardt on a mission to take your love for peanut butter way beyond the jar. The Peanut Butter Bar introduced the world’s FIRST peanut butter tap – transforming this natural, humble nutty spread into an endless stream of delicious liquid gold.

The DRIZZLE was born, and life for peanut butter lovers has never been the same. The obsession now spreads far beyond a smear on toast – the nutty goodness is poured all over your favourite dishes,
tantalising your taste buds and warming your souls.
The rest is history & the future is looking even ‘nuttier’…

1. Gum remover

Kids and gum are a dangerous mix, and it’s inevitable that they’ll get gum in their hair, or in the carpet, or on their clothes. Regardless of the surface, rub a little peanut butter over the gum, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe it all away with a cloth.

2. Price sticker removal

No matter how carefully you try to peel off a price sticker, it seems to always leave behind sticky residue. Just smear a little peanut butter on the sticky area and rub it off with a cloth. Viola!

3. Moisturise your hair

It might sound icky, but you can massage peanut butter right onto your scalp to moisturise your hair! Follow it up with shampoo, and be
amazed at how shiny your hair can be.

4. Shaving cream

If you’re all out of shaving cream, never fear! Smear on a thin layer of smooth peanut butter and shave as you normally would. The oils in
the peanut butter keep the razor from nicking your face or legs, and also acts as a moisturiser!

6. Odor eliminator

After cooking fish for dinner, your house smells fishy for days! Why don’t any air fresheners cover up that stench? Guess what works
perfectly. That’s right–peanut butter! Put a tablespoon of smooth peanut butter in the frying pan (once your dinner has been taken out!)
and fry it for a minute or two.