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Food history: peanut butter

Interestingly, peanut butter contains neither nuts nor butter. 

If you’ve watched episode 6, season 4, of 3rd Rock From the Sun – I *love* 3rd Rock From the Sun – you know that peanuts are not nuts:

“A lot of people don’t know that a peanut is not a nut. It’s a legume.”

“And a lot of people don’t know that a walnut is not a peanut. It’s a walnut.”

I digress.

Let’s check out who the heck thought to make a paste from ground peanuts.


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