I have a craving for something with a rich golden brown color, that’s creamy and oh soo gooey, spreadable, peanuty and natural! Have you guessed? Yes it’s peanut butter — a staple food in everyone’s diet since the ancient Incas invented it in 950 B.C. using peanuts to make it in to a past-like substance.
It’s hard to believe the glorious gooey stuff remained pretty much a hidden secret for almost 3,000 years before three inventors revived peanut butter - its process of production and equipment used to make it. •
In 1884, Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada patented the peanut paste product from milling roasted peanuts between two heated surfaces. Dr. John Harvey Kellogg of Michigan, known for cereal fame, patented a process for making peanut butter from raw peanuts in 1885, and in 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub of St. Louis Missouri, patented the peanut-butter machine. The rest is history, as they say!
I’ve got mine ready! Hurry grab your 🥄 🥄spoons and dig in! •
Source: National Peanut Board / Stamped Frosting handmade vintage soup spoon image