Grow your peanut IQ with these fun peanut facts.

Almost 90 million jars of peanut butter are sold annually. That’s almost 3 jars every second!

  • Peanuts are not nuts. They are legumes, like beans, peas and lentils.
  • Georgia is the #1 peanut producing state, but did you know that Texas is #4? (Texas had a long-standing reign at #2, but the record drought since 2011 has impacted the state’s production immensely.)
  • The peanut plant originated in South America.
  • Peanuts account for two-thirds of all snack nuts consumed in the U.S.
  • One acre of peanuts will make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches.
  • Peanut butter is the leading use of peanuts in the U.S.
  • It takes almost 850 peanuts to make an 18oz jar of peanut butter!
  • Two peanut farmers have been elected President of the United States: Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter.
  • Americans eat 3 pounds of peanut butter per person every year. That’s about 700 million pounds, or enough to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon!
  • The average American child will eat 1,500 peanut butter sandwiches by the time he or she graduates from high school.
  • Peanut butter was the secret behind “Mr. Ed” – TV’s talking horse.
  • March is National Peanut Month!
  • November is National Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month!