Peanut Butter Month

November is Peanut Butter Lovers' Month, as we are informed by Chase's Calendar of Events. Americans generally love peanut butter. Count me in!

While most of the Library's books on peanut butter are in the juvenile section, for a comprehensive look at the subject for adults, check out the Hoopla eBook Creamy & Crunchy - An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food, by Jon Krampner.

Peanut butter can be a health food. From Gale's General OneFile database, check out this Prevention article on the Peanut Butter Diet. From the Credo database is an article from the Harvard Medical School Commentaries on Health, The Peanut Butter Puzzle, which lists some of its healthful qualities, including unsaturated fats and potassium, but also reminds us to avoid those peanut butters with partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats). While on the subject of cautionary advice, another Hoopla eBook that might be of interest is The Peanut Allergy Epidemic - What's Causing It and How to Stop It, by Heather Fraser.

"Peanut Butter Masterpieces" from the Gale General OneFile database provides some ideas of things besides jelly to pair with peanut butter in a sandwich.

Finally, check out the website, where you can learn a lot more about peanuts and peanut butter (including more recipes).

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