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National Peanut Butter Day

On 24th January it's National Peanut Butter Day, which honors the staple of American cuisine.  This delicious source of protein that became a culinary treat was first created by the Aztecs and Inca peoples in 1000 BC. But the paste they made wasn't nearly as creamy as the smooth peanut butter of today.

It wasn't until the 20th century that we would get the right texture and the food product was sold to the masses. Today, many people across the US enjoy their favorite peanut butter recipes including the likes of peanut butter cookies and peanut butter sandwiches.

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The Delicious History of Peanut Butter

The Aztec and Inca peoples are often credited as the first creators of peanut butter. Through the ages, the making of peanut butter traveled up to America where it gets a little complicated. New Yorker Rose Davis is said to have made peanut butter in the 1840s inspired by her son, who told her about the nutty paste he had tried in Cuba.

Others trace the peanut butter we know today back to three different patents by three different men. Marcellus Edson, who filed a patent for "peanut paste" in 1884, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, who patented the process of using raw peanuts for the beloved spread in 1895, and Dr. Ambrose Straub, who invented the peanut-butter-making machine in 1903.

Craft an Eye-Catching Design for Our Beloved Peanut Butter

Show your love for the tasty ground peanut paste on this National Food Holiday. Have a go at making your own and show off your own version of peanut butter with a scrumptious new design.

Step 1: To get started, browse the Design Wizard library of National Peanut Butter templates. Find a style you like and select it to open in the dashboard.

Step 2: Personalize your template by changing colors, adjusting text, or adding images and icons. Tweak font style, size, and line spacing. Get creative to show your love for the delicious treat.

Step 3: Save and download your final version. Whether you're creating stickers, posters, or social media posts, you can always make your design fit with the resize tool.

How Healthy is Peanut Butter?

The fats in peanut butter are the good kind. They're unsaturated fats that can improve blood cholesterol levels and ease inflammation. But like everything in health, it's important to consume the delicious treat in moderation to avoid excessive fat intake and weight gain. A study has even shown that small amounts of peanut butter can help people stay on their diet.

It's also a source of Vitamin E and B6. So why not challenge yourself to have peanut butter for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on this foodie holiday? This is your chance to try different recipes that fit the time of the day.