10 facts about Jif peanut butter on #NationalPeanutButterLoversDay

Published: Mar. 1, 2018 at 10:41 AM EST
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Jif peanut butter is a staple of Lexington, so here are some facts about the popular brand.

These facts are from the J.M. Smucker Company, which is the parent company of Jif.

  • The Lexington, Kentucky Jif plant is the largest peanut butter producing facility in the world.
  • The peanut is not a nut. It is a legume and a member of the pea family.
  • You can harvest 2,861 pounds of peanuts from one acre of peanut plants.
  • People eat on average seven pounds of peanuts and peanut products annually.
  • Peanut butter was first introduced at the 1904 World's Fair.
  • Jif introduced creamy peanut butter in 1974.
  • Jif was chosen as the product name because it is easy to say, spell and remember.
  • 1 in 10 peanuts grown in the U.S. for food use ends up in Jif peanut butter.
  • There are more than 1,200 peanuts in a 28 ounce jar of Jif peanut butter.
  • Americans consume 270 million pounds of Jif annually.