National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day – April 2

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

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Facts on Peanut Butter and Jelly 

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products each year.
  • The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school.
  • Peanut butter is consumed in 90 percent of USA households.
  • Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

National “Have a Brownie Day” – February 10

National “Have a Brownie Day”

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Facts on Brownies

  • Brownies are actually a cross between a cookie and a cake in texture and are either cakey or fudgy.
  • The main ingredients of a brownie are flour, butter, eggs, chocolate, cocoa or cocoa powder, and sugar.
  • Brownies may include nuts, frosting, chocolate chips, or other ingredients inside or on the top.
  • Brownies are eaten by hand and often with milk or coffee. They can be served warm or with ice cream on top.
  • The earliest published recipes for a brownie like those of today appeared in the Service Club Cook Book (1904, Chicago, IL),

October 1 – World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day

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Food Facts on Vegetarians

  • World Vegetarian Day is here to encourage you in a new way of living and to promote awareness to a vegan lifestyle.
  • The entire month of October is dedicated to Vegetarian Awareness.
  • Each year about one million people become vegetarians in the United States. .
  • Meatless Monday celebrated every week; it encourages everyone to go totally meatless on Monday to improve their health and the health of the planet.
  • Paul McCartney is one of the most famous celebrities and an outspoken advocate for a vegetarian lifestyle.