Carver, born a slave in 1864, discovered over 300 uses for the peanut thus revolutionizing agriculture in the South.
Six Peanut Facts:
- They’re legumes, not nuts
- Sometimes called “goobers” after the African name “nguba”
- Today more than half of peanut production in the U.S. is for peanut butter
- Peanuts are rich in oleic acids which lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases good (HDL)
- They’re a good source of protein, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals
- Boiling enhances antioxidants (Southerners boil peanuts when they're still green)
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George Washington Carver
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