Quizzes & Trivia
When you go to a ballgame and buy a bag of roasted peanuts, or stop at a roadside stand for a bag of boiled peanuts, you can silently thank George Washington Carver, the former slave who went on to become an educator and renowned biologist, among other accomplishments.
Once a crop used only to make oil and feed for livestock, Carver discovered about 300 varied uses for the lowly legume, elevating the peanut’s status from a poor man’s food to what many consider today a superfood. Carver’s creative approach to using peanuts in the early 1900s helped boost Virginia’s economy, and over 100 years later, allows us to enjoy everything from soaps and oils, to soups and snacks.
Spice it up
Stir in hot sauce and lime juice into the soup.
Depending on your taste, you can add to the soup:
Use in place of milk/cream, and chicken broth/stock: