Janet Hackert, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Harrison County, University of Missouri Extension
As we celebrate Black History Month, one of Missouri’s most famous African-American scientists comes to mind: George Washington Carver. Carver studied several plants, but is perhaps best known for his work with peanuts.
Carver discovered over 300 uses for peanuts, ranging from shaving cream and shampoo to wood stains and plastics. He also came up with an amazing number of edible options for peanuts. Carver created recipes for five different peanut soups, six types of breads, five peanut salads, 21 desserts and 29 candies…
To learn more about Carver’s important research and the benefits of eating peanuts, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut487.htm