When George Washington Carver asked God to reveal the secrets of the universe, God told George that he was too small to grasp the secrets of the universe. Instead, God would show him the secrets of the peanut.
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).
Take time today to ask God for wisdom for your life! (James 1:5*) It could change your world too!
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George Washington Carver
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