National Peanut Day is celebrated on Sept 13 every year by many to pay homage to the mighty and tasty peanut. The peanut likely originated in South America over 3,500 years ago, and they grow underground like potatoes.
National Peanut Day Activities
1. Attend a baseball game and bring peanuts
It's never a bad time to catch a ballgame with a bag of whole peanuts. Make sure to share!
2. Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Go to your local grocery store to buy the ingredients, and handle business. This classic sandwich tastes like heaven. Yummy!
3. Read the Peanuts comic strip.
We know, Peanuts stopped circulating in national newspapers in the 2000's, but take this day to bring it back and cherish the amazing work done by Charles M. Schulz.
Why We Love National Peanut Day
A. Protein and fiber
Peanuts improve satiety and help us maintain weight loss. Scientists found that eating small amounts of nuts daily helps dieters lose weight. Make sure nuts are allowed in your eating plan.
B. It’s simple to eat
Peanut? Check. Crushing Action? Check. The peanuts all yours for enjoying after that.
Peanuts are abundant in the vitamins B6, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, folate, choline, and Vitamin E. It's an excellent source rich in minerals like magnesium, potassium, manganese, zinc, iron, and selenium.