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Creamy and Crunchy
A History of Peanut Butter
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Peanuts aren't nuts, they're legumes. (And like all legumes, they are nitrogen fixing, and so replenish soil fertility.) And peanut butter isn't butter.
Peanuts are about 50% fat (mostly beneficial - only 15% is saturated fat) and 585 calories per 100g. 26% protein and with fibre and trace minerals. Importantly, no cholestrol.
Enterprise, Alabama, has a statue to the boll weevil, thanking it for wiping out cotton and making way for peanut cropping.
John Harvey Kellogg ran Seventh-Day Adventist sanatorium. SDA's big on healthy diets, and favored nuts as a replacement for meat. Kellogg ground up peanuts and steamed them as a palatable way of feeding sick. (Kellogg also tried all-grape diets, wet sheet rubs and hourly enemas.) Need to rem that these were medically unsophisticated times - one pop remedy for menstrual and other female probs was Lydia Pinkham's Vegetable Compound which turned out to be 18% alcohol.
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