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7 things you should know about... Peanuts.

1 DYNAMITE can be made with peanuts. Their oil can be processed to make glycerol which can be found in nitroglycerin used in dynamite.

2 AROUND 540 peanuts can be found in a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.

3 ASTRONAUT Alan Sheppard took a peanut with him to the moon.

4 PEANUTS have more protein, niacin, folate and phytosterols than any other nut.

5 THEY are naturally cholesterol-free.

6 ARCHIBUTYROPHOBIA is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.

7 PEANUTS account for two-thirds of all snack nuts eaten in America. The average person in the States munches their way through more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products every year and March is National Peanut Month.


A peanut was taken to the moon
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Jul 28, 2013
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