Thursday is National Peanut Day

Photo: USDA
Photo: USDA
Published: Sep. 13, 2018 at 8:35 AM EDT
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Thursday, Sept. 13, is National Peanut Day -- a day to eat your favorite food with peanuts. So why not grab a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or maybe a candy bar?

If you want to learn more about peanuts, here are some facts from the National Peanut Board you might not know.

1. It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. 2. By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts. 3. Four of the top 10 candy bars manufactured in the USA contain peanuts or peanut butter.

The full list is available on the National Peanut Board's