The peanut is NOT a nut! It's a legume and a member of the pea family.
Peanut butter was first introduced to the general public at the 1904 World's Fair.
We began marketing Creamy Jif in 1958. Extra Crunchy Jif made its debut in 1974. The name 'Jif' was chosen because it was easy to say, spell and remember.
You "butter" believe it!
People in the U.S. eat, on average, 7 pounds of peanuts and peanut products per person, per year.
270 million pounds of Jif are consumed in the U.S. each year. That's enough to make 2 billion peanut butter sandwiches, or to spread a football field with a layer 55 feet thick! (Now, there's a thought that'll stick to the roof of your mouth!)
There are about 1,218 peanuts in a 28-ounce jar of Jif.
It takes approximately 188 billion peanuts to equal the amount of Jif peanut butter produced in one year.
Over 94,372 acres (147 square miles) of peanut crops are used to make one year's supply of Jif.
An average of pounds of 2,861 peanuts are harvested from one acre of peanut plants.
Our peanuts mostly come from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and South Carolina.
About one in every ten peanuts grown in the U.S. for food use ends up in a jar of Jif.
The Jif plant in Lexington, Kentucky is the largest peanut butter producing facility in the world.
Information courtesy of Jif and the American Peanut Council.