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Sep 2, 2008

Peanut Butter

Did you know
We were taught in school that George Washington Carver invented Peanut Butter BUT it was in use as early as 950 B.C.
Peanut butter was even served at our first Olympic games, long before G.W. Carver was even born. The ancient Incas used peanuts and were known to have made it into a paste-like substance that we now call Peanut butter. Peanuts emigrated from South America to Africa by early explorers and then traveled by trade into Spain, these explorers then traded the product to the American colonies. The first commercial peanut crop was grown in Virginia in the early to mid 1840's and in North Carolina beginning around 1818.Although agricultural chemist, George Washington Carver did NOT discover peanut butter he did discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. An unknown doctor is the one who first invented Peanut butter as we know it today.

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