How Many Peanuts Are In a Jar of Peanut Butter and How Much Peanut Butter Do Americans Eat?

It takes an average of 548 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter.

The average American will eat an average of 3.3 pounds of peanut butter in a year.

Peanut butter is made from ground dry roasted peanuts, and is popular all over the world as a sandwich spread.

But the crunchy kind is so good you could eat it alone.

Yup, a whole jar, all by yourself.

Peanut butter may even prevent cardiovascular disease due to high levels of monounsaturated fats and resveratrol.

AND, peanut butter, and peanuts provide protein, vitamins B3, and magnesium.

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Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

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