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Post, Charles William
A blend of crushed peanuts, vegetable oil and salt. It often contains sugar and additives to improve creaminess and prevent the oil from separating. Creamy peanut butter is made by grinding the mixture very finely. The crunchier styles add larger pieces of peanut back into the creamy mixture. The spread is high in protein. Unfortunately, it is also high in fat.
Interesting Peanut Facts:
George Washington Carver had nothing to do with the invention of peanut butter. A man named George A. Bayle Jr., began to sell ground peanut paste in 1890 as a protein substitute for people with bad teeth.
In 1893 at the same Battle Creek Sanitarium where he invented wheat flakes, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg originated an early variety of peanut butter using steamed peanuts.
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