Nuts for Peanuts

An American icon gets spread on bread and mixed into Thai sauces
Sam Gugino
Issue: July 31, 2004

The almond is a more elegant nut. The macadamia is a more exotic and pricier nut. But no nut is more lovable to Americans than the peanut. We gobble goobers by the bagful at baseball games, we spread peanut butter on innumerable sandwiches, and we deep-fry everything from turkey to tempura in peanut oil.

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