Why does George Washington Carver get credit for inventing peanut butter?
George Washington Carver (who began his peanut research in 1903)? Nope.
Peanuts, which are native to the New World tropics, were mashed into paste by Aztecs hundreds of years ago. Evidence of modern peanut butter comes from US patent #306727 issued to Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Montreal, Quebec in 1884, for a process of milling roasted peanuts between heated surfaces until the peanuts reached "a fluid or semi-fluid state." As the product cooled, it set into what Edson described as "a consistency like that of butter, lard, or ointment." In 1890, George A. Bayle Jr., owner of a food business in St. Louis, manufactured peanut butter and sold it out of barrels. J.H. Kellogg, of cereal fame, secured US patent #580787 in 1897 for his "Process of Preparing Nutmeal," which produced a "pasty adhesive substance" that Kellogg called "nut-butter."
Lots of myths out there claiming African American invented things they didn't
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
We had to watch a pathetic "Art in Black" presentation in February for school. They made tons of false facts about things African Americans did. Then went on to basically say we need to solve racism in our school. Even though I live in a rich area and no ones racist. What racism is generally created by them throwing the race card anytime someone doesn't agree with them.
- Cindy LGPBLv 78 years ago
He didn't invent peanut butter, but he was a researcher on peanuts and their uses to provide alternative crops to cotton.
- MKultraLv 78 years ago
I think it's one of those politically correct nonsense 'what black people invented' "facts".
Not the wheel or writing in Africa, but peanut butter in the USA!
- 8 years ago
I think they invented welfare and disability.