30 Facts About Peanuts You (Probably) Didn’t Know

 

  1. There are over 500 peanuts in every 12oz jar of peanut butter.
  2. It’s illegal in the US to label a product “peanut butter” if it’s less than 90% peanuts.
  3. It takes almost 5 gallons of water to process 1oz of peanuts (compared to 80 gallons for 1oz of almonds)
  4. Two US presidents were peanut farmers (Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter)
  5. There are six cities named “Peanut” in the US, and they’re located in California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

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It’s Jim’s Ninth-iversary!

Today is a big day for the BumbleBar team. Yes, we love St. Patrick’s Day and are offering a big sale in honor of the festivities, but that’s not what we came here to talk about today. Right now we want to talk about our Operations Manager, Jim! Today marks Jim’s ninth anniversary with BumbleBar, and we couldn’t be happier to have him.

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Tempeh Time: Vegan Hot Wings

Looking for something plant-based to serve on big game days? Turn your wings to tempeh! But wait, what’s tempeh? Tempeh is an Indonesian soy product produced by natural culturing and fermentation processes that bond the soybeans together into a patty form. It’s chewy, earthy, and absorbs whatever flavors you want to throw at it. To learn more about tempeh before making this recipe, check out our post about it!

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10 Cookbooks We Use, Love, and Recommend

There’s something really satisfying about making a recipe from start to finish using a cookbook. In this digital age, it’s easy to find how to make almost anything you can imagine online, but we love the art of the cookbook. Beyond being little nuggets of wisdom from bonafide food professionals, they’re ridiculously beautiful creations. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a foodie just like us and enjoy the gorgeous culinary photography and design that goes into modern cookbooks. If you’re looking for recommendations, we’ve got ‘em. Here are some of our favorites:

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10 Everyday Ways to Lower Your Sodium Intake

We’re in a health food culture right now, which is great. We talk about the effects of gluten, artificial sugar, and the benefits of avoiding animal products, but we don’t seem to talk as much about our sodium intake. Salt is the leading risk factor for high blood pressure and heart disease, yet we still regularly have it in excess. Many of the menu items we order at restaurants pass the daily recommended amount of salt we should consume, and a lot of items at the grocery store aren’t doing much better.

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Tofu Tour: Crispy Tofu and Sprouts Sandwich

For our final stop on the Tofu Tour, I decided to choose a recipe that was a little different than the other four we’ve made while exploring the different ways to prepare tofu. We’ve done nuggets, roasted veggie bowls, curry, and mini quiches, but now it’s time for something you can pack for lunch. It’s easy to make, it consists of three fresh ingredients, it comes with a crunch, and you’re going to love it. Without further ado, let’s make a crispy tofu and sprouts sandwich!

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10 Ways We Use Food to Express Love

And the secret ingredient is…spoiler alert: love.

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! As you made your plans to celebrate the holiday this year what did they most revolve around? Probably the restaurant you’ll visit or the recipes you’ll make for your loved ones. We use food to show love and we do so in all of our precious relationships, not just our romantic connections. Since food is so important to us and it’s Valentine’s Day this week, I wanted to reflect on the ways we show love with food in all types of relationships.

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Tofu Tour: Mini Veggie Quiches

The next stop on our tour is mini tofu quiches! When choosing these recipes, my main goal has been variety. I want to show several ways one can enjoy tofu, even when one of the steps is to blend it into a purée. That’s not very appetizing to think of but bear with me because this recipe does not disappoint. I’d say these quiches are one of those recipes that you could set down in front of someone and they wouldn’t know the difference between it and the real deal.

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10 Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and there are so many ways to tell all of the dear people in our lives that we love them. Depending on our loves languages, we might communicate this in different ways. Some people enjoy taking their special ones out to celebrate by spending time together. Some people like to write long letters of appreciation and express their affection through words. Others like to show their love on this holiday by making something sweet for their something sweet. If you’re the last one and aren’t sure where to begin, check out these gluten-free Valentine’s Day dessert recipes that will help you communicate to anyone in your life that you care about them.

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Nutritional Yeast and Why You Should Eat It

You’ve heard of yeast. It makes bread rise and the world go ‘round, but have you heard of its rock star cousin nutritional yeast? Nutritional yeast is seriously underrated, especially considering that it does way more than just make bread fluffy. It’s nutritious, multi-purpose, and oh so delicious. Not to mention, it is likely the easiest and tastiest nutrient you could supplement to your diet.

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