God Showed Him 300 Uses for the Peanut

George Washington Carver, peanut, discovery, Science, African American
When George Washington Carver asked God to reveal the secrets of the universe, God said, 
"Little man, you're too small to grasp the secrets of the universe. But I will show you the secret of the peanut."(1)

Carver, born a slave in 1864, discovered over 300 uses for the peanut thus revolutionizing agriculture in the South.

Six Peanut Facts:
  1. They’re legumes, not nuts
  2. Sometimes called “goobers” after the African name “nguba”
  3. Today more than half of peanut production in the U.S. is for peanut butter
  4. Peanuts are rich in oleic acids which lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases good (HDL)
  5. They’re a good source of protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals
  6. Boiling enhances antioxidants (Southerners boil peanuts when they're still green)
    Carver asked God for wisdom and it changed the world.
    Take time today to ask God for wisdom for your life! (James 1:5*) It could change your world too!

    (1) Black Christian News.com
    Other resources: About.com,  Nutrition and you.com
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    4 comments:

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    2. I love how George Washington Carver let God work in and through him! Thanks for the reminder that God can and will work through each of us, too!

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    3. Love this. He uses things to reach each of us in individual ways. This is encouraging.

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    4. I had never heard this story before but there are so many analogies to be taken from it. Thank you for sharing.,

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