Sunday, March 12th. This is National Peanut Month — celebrating one of the nation’s favorite foods, and absolutely America’s favorite snack nut. They are enjoyed in many ways — roasted in the shell, used in salads and stir-fry recipes, in cookies and, of course, ground into peanut butter. Americans eat an average of around six pounds of shelled peanuts a year, about half in the form of peanut butter. American peanuts have a global customer base. In 2014, about $450 million worth were exported. Over 22 percent of that went to Canada, and nearly 18 percent to Mexico. At the other end of the scale, Australia imported only $4,600 worth of American peanuts.
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