The calendar has turned to October, so it is time for the annual UF/IFAS Peanut Butter Challenge.  Extension Offices all across Florida will be accepting donations of peanut butter to supply local food banks in each county.  Peanut farming is very common in the Florida Panhandle, but do you know how raw peanuts are processed to make peanut butter?  The UK Discovery channel developed a short video to show how runner peanuts, that are commonly grown in the Southeast, are used to make commercial peanut butter.  What was once developed for people with bad teeth as a protein supplement, has become a worldwide favorite food.  Peanut butter is nutritious food that does not need refrigeration, so it makes a great product for food pantry inventories.  Drop by your local County Extension Office this month and donate peanut butter for a food panty that serves the people in your home county.


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