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SATURDAY, MARCH 9: NATIONAL PEANUT MONTHProfile America — Saturday, March 9th. This is National Peanut Month — celebrating one of the nation's favorite foods. They are enjoyed in many ways — roasted in the shell as a snack, used in salads and stir-fry recipes, in cookies and of course, ground into peanut butter. The idea of honoring the peanut has been a month-long observance since 1974. Americans eat an average of more than six pounds of shelled peanuts a year, about half in the form of peanut butter. Even the shells are used in such products as kitty litter, wallboard, and artificial fireplace logs. American peanuts have a global customer base. Just last November, over
$38 million worth were exported; about 25 percent of that to Canada. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at
Sources: National Peanut Board 2007 Economic Census, NAICS 111992
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau