Delaney's Food Sharing Assignment

In 1880 a st louis physician named dr ambrose straub

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In 1880, a St. Louis physician named Dr. Ambrose Straub crushed peanuts into a paste for his geriatric patients with bad teeth. It didn’t gain publicity and admiration until the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. Then in 1903, Straub received a patent for a “mill for grinding peanuts for butter.” Straub encouraged the owner of a food products company to process and package the ground peanut paste as a nutritious protein substitute for people who couldn’t chew meat because of poor teeth. Bayle Food Products of St. Louis went on to become peanut butter’s first American vendor. Food historians haven’t seen much written on the history of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich before the 1940’s and it isn’t one hundred percent known who invented this sandwich or why. But it is known that the GI’s in World War II were given rations of both peanut butter and jelly. It is said that the American soldiers added jelly to their peanut butter to make it more “platable”. Peanut butter provided an inexpensive and high protein alternative to meat for soldiers. It was an instant hit and returning servicemen
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  • Spring '08
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  • Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Peanut, Dr. Ambrose Straub

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