Peanut butter is gaining popularity among adults and children. It’s storaged and packed in metal cans and glass jars. To make perfect peanut butter by peanut machines, peanut must be roasted and peeled to get rid of peanut red skins, ground to be crushed and mixed with seasonings, and then filled into containers. So we can eat delicious peanut butter.
Today, the largest source of peanut farming is India. Peanut ranks top among crops exported overseas in India. The climate and soil are suitable for its growth. Much sunshine, fertile land and sandy soil, large and flat area by the siltation of The Indus and The Ganges, plentiful water resource for irrigation, big difference in temperature between day and night. All factors contribute to the quality of peanuts and the source of peanut butter.
However, are you clear about the modern history of peanut butter? Do you know who invented peanut butter? Is it Goerge Washington Carver? Did Goerge Washington Carver, the father of peanut industry really invent peanut butter?
The Invention of Peanut Butter
However, actually the father of the peanut industry, Goerge Washington Carver, is not the one who invented peanut butter. He discovered about three hundred uses of peanut except for peanut butter. Dr. John Kelogg published the first step for making peanut butter In 1897.
As one of the greatest inventors, he was an expert in agriculture, contributing a lot to the progress of the American food industry and the popularity of peanut butter. In 1884, Marcellus Gilmore Edson, a Canadian, patented peanut butter. But in 1895, A patent for peanut butter was filed by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. As a substitute for protein, peanut butter sold well. People who can’t chew hard food can eat peanut butter. Now, the first company to own a peanut butter production patent and produce large amounts every year is Kellogg’s.
Although Goerge Washington Carver didn’t invent peanut butter, there is still no denying his endeavor together with that of Edson and Kellogg has brought about peanut butter’s turning into a kind of the main staple in the American family.