For most of us Peanut Butter is a sandwich spread. For others it has become a way of life marked by it’s own unofficially recognized national holiday.
Today is officially National Peanut Butter Day. A day to celebrate the gelatinous goop we know and love as Peanut Butter.
“I love peanut butter. It’s pretty much all I eat.” stated Shaun Brice a U of T student “it’s also cheap and nutritional, so for us students it’s an easy way to stay relatively healthy”.
At approximately 30 cents per serving Peanut Butter is an affordable source of good quality calories. It is also rich in fiber, protein, potassium, unsaturated fat, folate, vitamin E, magnesium and resveratrol. Which makes it a much better alternative to lower priced foods.
Of course for those of us who could care less about nutrients or cost Reese now offers a 1/2 pound version of their famous Peanut Butter cup. Perhaps it is their way of contributing to National Peanut Butter Day.