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National Peanut Day

Peanut three in oneSeptember 13 is National Peanut Day!

National Peanut Day celebrates the peanut, which is actually a legume related to peas, lentils, chickpeas and other beans, not a nut. Peanuts not only make a quick, healthy and tasty snack, but you can enjoy them in a variety of ways, whether on their own, as a recipe addition, or as peanut butter, peanut oil or peanut flour.

Celebrate National Peanut Day by snacking on or cooking with peanuts, enjoying some peanut butter, or cooking with peanut oil and peanut flour. Find recipes that use peanuts in every form by clicking here.

Did You Know…that peanuts are not only high in protein and fiber but contain over 30 essential vitamins and minerals, including the B vitamin niacin, vitamin E, folate and potassium? Find out what other nutrients peanuts are packing along with their health benefits at Whfoods.com.


Sources:holidayinsights.com, nationalpeanutboard.org
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Margaret Chase Smith Elected Senator

On September 13, 1948, Margaret Chase Smith was not only the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate (without having been appointed to the office first) but the first woman to represent the state of Maine and the first woman to serve in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Smith is also known for her June 1, 1950 “Declaration of Conscience” speech, in which she condemned the tactics used in Senator Joesph McCarthy’s anti-communist witch hunt – the first member of Congress to do so.

Learn more about Margaret Chase Smith over at the Margaret Chase Smith Library.

Sources: Wikipedia, Margaret Chase Smith Library, Senate.gov

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