Nutty Facts

Did you know It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter?
Did you know peanuts are sometimes called ground nuts or ground peas because peanuts are actually formed under the ground
Did you know, the Guiness Book of World Records reports that on April 3, 1973, Chris Ambrose, Clerkenwell, London, ate 100 peanuts singly in 59.2 seconds!
Did you know peanuts are naturally cholesterol-free
Everybody loves peanuts; so much so, that theres a saying: Will power is the ability to eat one peanut!
Did you know peanuts contribute more than $4 billion to the USA economy each year
Did you know two peanut farmers have been elected president of the USA Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter
Did you know the almond that we think of as a nut is technically the seed of the fruit of the almond tree
Did you know almonds have the most crunch of any tree nut
Did you know ancient Romans showered newlyweds with almonds as a fertility charm
Did you know chocolate manufacturers use around 40 percent of worlds total almonds in making delicious and mouth-watery chocolates.
Did you know it takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make a 1 pint of almond oil
Did you know the outer hulls of Almonds are not consumed by humans and are used as a cattle feed all over the world.
Did you know there are around 30 varieties of almonds, but only 10 undergo production for consumption purposes
Did you know pistachios are botanically related to mangoes, peaches and nectarines.
Did you know archeological evidence in Turkey suggests that humans were enjoying pistachios as far back as 7000 B.C.
Did you know pistachios are biblical. They are mentioned in the Old Testament in Genesis 43:11, and are one of only two nuts mentioned in Scripture. The other nut mentioned is the almond. And, according to Moslem legend, the pistachio nut was one of the foods brought to Earth by Adam
Thanks to their high nutritional value and long storage life, pistachios were an indispensable travel item among early explorers and traders, including travelers across the ancient Silk Road that connected China with the West.
Did you know in China the pistachio is known as the happy nut and in Iran as the smiling nut.
Did you know cashew plants don't begin to bear nuts for three to five years, and then another eight to 10 weeks is needed to develop them to full maturity
Did you know cashews are native to Brazil and require a hot, humid climate to proliferate, which is why India, Brazil, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Nigeria are the largest raw cashew producers.
Did you know cashews are never sold in shells? That is because the cashew shell contains a natural chemical acid
Did you know the United States consumes over 90% of the worlds cashew crop
Did you know cashew nuts are often used as a substitute for milk or cream in vegan diets. Cashews are also used in cheese alternatives.
Did you know the fruit of the cashew nut is called the cashew apple. The cashew nut is the real fruit of the cashew tree, but the cashew apple is the swollen stalk of the nut. In some places around the world, the apple is used as a snack or distilled into liquor or wine
Did you know the colloquial name for the cashew nut comes from the Portuguese name for the nut, caju