The peanut had been America's most popular nut for decades before just recently being surpassed by almonds. Not a bad reign for an impostor don't you think? The peanut was never truly a nut in the first place as peanuts are technically legumes. But instead of dwelling on what the peanut isn't, we are going to celebrate this legume for all that it is.
1. Peanuts are a richer source of folate, niacin, and phytonutrients than any tree nut.
2. The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches prior to graduating high school.