November is National Bread Month…and did you know that it is also National Nutrition Month AND National Peanut Butter Lover's Month? Coincidence? We think not!! Celebrate all three by eating a nutritious peanut butter and jelly sandwich tomorrow when National Bread Month begins. Below are a few more fun facts about bread:
Did you know?
|3,000||Cases of pellagra, a nutrient deficiency disease, recorded before the enrichment of grain foods in the 940s. Today, cases are nearly nonexistent in the United States.|
|2,357||Number of feet the longest loaf of bread measured on record in the U.S|
|1,500||Number of peanut butter & jelly sandwiches the average American student will have consumed upon graduation from high school. (Source: Great Food Almanac)|
|178||Number of days it would take to eat the amount of bread produced from one bushel of wheat (assuming a sandwich is eaten for breakfast, lunch and dinner).|
|60||Percentage of global consumers who have consumed bread in the previous 24 hours. (Source: Roper Starch Worldwide)|
|9||Number of seconds it takes a combine to harvest enough wheat to make about 70 loaves of bread.|