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June 6, 2022

Who invented peanut butter: Dr. George Washington Carver, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, or Marcellus Gilmore Edson?

There seems to be a bit of confusion in the history of the peanut becoming peanut butter. In 1884, Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada patented a peanut paste from milled peanuts. However, in 1895, the cereal-famed Dr. John Harvey Kellogg filed a patent for the version of peanut butter we know and love today, created from raw peanuts. Dr. Kellogg came up with the peanut product as a protein substitute for his toothless patients. Finally in 1903, Dr. Ambrose Straub patented the peanut-butter-machine. Peanut butter hit the limelight at the 1904 World’s Fair and has been an American staple since.

But, let’s not forget the “Peanut Man” himself, agricultural scientist Dr. George Washington Carver. Carver is credited with creating 300+ products from the peanut plant in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s. He boosted the peanut popularity and put the legumes on the diet map.

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