Peanut butter

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Peanut butter is the staple to an American diet and also to a variety of other countries. It is commonly used in sandwiches and in certain dishes that use it as a stabilizer or to help flesh out consistency. It is usually used in candy, cookies, and pastries.



One of the most famous is of course peanut butter and jelly, yet there have been others that are not so popular and also widely consumed. A good example is fried banana slices and peanut butter sandwich. Some think this would be a rather unappealing meal, but those that have tried it have claimed it is one of the best offshoots of the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich combos.

First to most, second to others

Peanut butter is most popular mainly in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and The Netherlands, but is overshadowed by hazelnut butter in certain parts of Europe.


People who are allergic to peanut butter should be weary of the reactions that can be caused by this creamy food. It can cause a number of reactions including anaphylactic shock and even death.

Historical nutshell

The very first peanut butter was the ground paste that the Americans of Mexico used as the base for a number of their sauces. In the 1890’s, George A. Bayle Jr., began to sell ground peanut paste as a protein supplement for those that had no teeth or bad teeth.

John Harvey Kellogg patented a process for making peanut butter in 1895. Except his process steamed the peanuts instead of roasting them.

Peanut butter was first made in Australia for the Sanitarium Health Food Company. They developed a modern peanut butter by using finer grinding, hydrogenation, and an emulsifier to keep the oil from separating over the course of time.