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March Is National Peanut Month
March 24, 2019
By Beatrice Alvarez
March is filled with holidays and special days. From Mardi Gras to St. Patrick’s Day to International Women’s Day to the Ides of March, it is easy to overlook that March is National Peanut Month. So what better time to take a walkabout and learn more about peanuts?
What Is A Peanut, Really?
How Useful Can Peanuts Be?
In some homes, peanut is a scary word because of severe allergies. Peanut allergies have been in the rise in the recent years and the cause is uncertain. That doesn’t stop scientists from moving forward and attempting to find ways to help. In this report from UNC-TV, see how scientists at the University of North Carolina have discovered an enzyme solution that essentially creates a hypoallergenic peanut.
What About “Other” Peanuts?
A "Peanuts" comic strip drawn and signed by Charles Schultz was kept locked away in a trunk for 50 years. How much could it be worth now, Antiques Roadshow?
For those of you who are interested in hunting sports, you can meet a squirrel dog named Peanut in this episode of Kentucky Afield. Several dogs and their owners are profiled, and if you ever wanted to learn about hunting dogs, this show is for you.
In case you feel like eating some peanuts now that you know a little more about the famous legume, here are some recipes to try at home--this month or any month!
The Local Feed
Eggplant | Peanut Stew
Chef Gabriela Alvarez of Liberation Cuisine makes Peanut Stew.
A Chef's Life
Kale Salad with Pickled Peanuts
Vivian shows how to create a "pickled" peanut salad that will steal the show.
Four-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Try these super easy four-ingredient peanut butter cookies. They're gluten-free, too!
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