It’s National Peanut Day! Here’s some fun facts for peanut lovers

This Feb. 20, 2015 photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. In a statement released online Monday, Aug. 25, 2015 in the journal Pediatrics, a pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be fed foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Peanut lovers of the world, unite!

Tuesday is National Peanut Day and in celebration of the occasion, here are some fun facts you may not have known about peanuts.

It takes about 540 peanuts to make one jar of peanut butter.

The average child will eat 1500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before they graduate high school.

The speed record for eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is six in one minute.

Technically, peanuts are not nuts. Unlike tree nuts, they grow underground and are part of the legume family.

Men prefer crunchy peanut butter, while women tend to prefer the smooth variety, according to the National Peanut Board.

Don’t like the feeling of peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth? There’s a name for that. According to, arachibutyrophobia is a fear of peanut butter stuck to one’s mouth.

There are two former presidents who were peanut farmers. Jimmy Carter and Thomas Jefferson both grew peanuts.

The average peanut farm is 100 acres and we also have one right here in the east.

Bertie County Peanuts, family owned and operated since 1919, say their peanut sales tend to sky rocket during the next couple months, all thanks to holidays and an increase in shipping orders around the country.

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