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A mixture of edible oil and finely or coarsely-ground peanuts, used as spread on bread or toast.
It was launched by a St. Louis doctor as a high-protein health food in 1890, and took America by storm at the Chicago World Fair in 1893.
There is now a jar of peanut butter in four out of five American homes, and over 250,000 tons is consumed each year in the U.S.A alone.
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