We are back this week with four more fun facts — things I learned this week. Here they are:
1. Peanut Butter
It is reported that peanut butter is eaten in 94% of American homes. What makes peanut butter?
- It must be at least 90% peanuts.
- It is the leading use of peanuts in the U.S.
- Americans spend $800 million a year on PB.
- They eat about 1.5 billion pounds of PB and peanut products.
- 60% of people prefer creamy over crunchy
The facts here were published on Knowledge Stew’s on Medium. Check out his other random facts on Fact World on Medium.
2 Laura Ingalls Wilder
An American writer, Laura Ingalls Wilder was best known for her children’s Little House series. The first of the series of eight was published in 1932 when Laura was 65, it was Little House in the Big Woods. She finished her final book in the series at the age of 76. Laura Ingalls Wilder died in 1976. The series lives on as Classic Literature.
The series also included Farmer Boy (1933), Little House on the Prairie (1935), Manly: On the Banks of Plum Creek (1937), By the Shores of Silver Lake (1939), The Long Winter (1940), Little Town on the Prairie (1941), and These Happy Golden Years (1943).
Roughly three-quarters of people in the U.S. read books. According to a 2016 study, 73% had read at least one book in the past year. 63% had read a physical print book. (PEW Statistics)
This totally surprised me and with the state of our republic, I have to wonder, What books are people reading?
54% of people cook more now than pre-pandemic. Their source for recipes: websites (66%), social media (58%) and friends and family (52%) and cookbooks (41%) (Ashley Brantley, Medium)
This did not surprise me. I know that I am and I know many of my friends and relatives around the world are as well. Most of my recipes come from websites with cookbooks second. Take the quiz to tell how you rate.