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You'll Never Guess The Real Reason Peanut Butter Was Created
While peanut butter has become the go-to spread for sandwiches and is enjoyed straight out of the jar, it seems that the item wasn’t invented simply to smear on a PB&J sandwich. Instead, the truth behind its creation may be rooted in something best described as "health supplements."
A theory exists that a physician in St. Louis developed peanut butter as a sort of protein substitute for older patients who didn’t have teeth to chew meat with. In 1904, peanut butter made its official debut at the World's Fair in St. Louis, thus beginning peanut butter's role as the beloved American spread.
According to Harvard Medical School, the saturated fat and sodium in peanut butter aren't as unhealthy as one may think. A two-tablespoon serving of peanut butter has multiple minerals and vitamins like protein, niacin, magnesium, and vitamin B-6, making it a relatively healthy light snack if eaten in moderation.