Southern Peanut Growers asks Peanut Butter Lovers to share their favorite simple PB recipes
CANTON, GA – November 6, 2012 – Whether you enjoy it classically with jelly or eclectically with pickles as the New York Times recently featured, peanut butter’s popularity is stronger than ever. This month, Americans will celebrate November as National Peanut Butter Lovers Month by eating more than 65 million pounds of peanut butter!
America’s longtime love affair with peanut butter isn’t slowing down, according to Jon Krampner, author of the just-released “Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food” (Columbia University Press, November 2012), chronicling the rise of the peanut, the birth of peanut butter and even how “peanut butter saved the world.”
“There is an intrinsically American nature about peanut butter, and its history is quite fascinating,” said Krampner. “I’m intrigued by how far this simple ingredient has come and how it continues to persevere and redefine itself.”
Peanut butter is currently present in about 90 percent of U.S. households and valued for its popular flavor, nutrition, convenience, versatility and affordability. At less than $0.20 per serving, peanut butter continues to be one of the most cost-effective kitchen staples.
This month, Southern Peanut Growers (SPG), a non-profit trade association representing peanut farmers, is encouraging fans to spread their love for peanut butter, and their favorite simple recipes, on its Facebook wall. Additionally, SPG will spotlight its own favorite peanut butter recipes for inspiration throughout National Peanut Butter Lovers Month.
One such recipe is this decadently delicious yet healthy Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Milkshake. Simply blend together 1 frozen banana, 1 cup low-fat chocolate milk and 2 tablespoons peanut butter until all ingredients are smooth. Enjoy it for breakfast or an easy afterschool snack.
About Southern Peanut Growers:
Established in 1980, Southern Peanut Growers is a non-profit trade association representing peanut farmers in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. The organization educates American consumers about the U.S. peanut industry and its products.