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The History of Peanut Butter and Jelly. Mrs. Broesamle and Mrs. Pelkey. 3,000 B.C .- Egyptians bake the first Leavened (raised) bread 1,500 B.C .-Peanuts Discovered, a legume. By the Incas to give as food for the afterlife.

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The history of peanut butter and jelly

The History of Peanut Butter and Jelly

Mrs. Broesamle

and Mrs. Pelkey


Where it all began

3,000 B.C.- Egyptians bake the first Leavened

(raised) bread

1,500 B.C.-Peanuts Discovered, a legume. By the Incas to give as food for the afterlife

150 B.C.- Bread Bakers get organized. By the Romans. They wanted a more sophisticated expensive white bread

14 A.D.- First known Recipe Book, by Roman Marcus Gavious Apicius in first century. Had recipes for fruit preserves.

Where It All Began…


Where it all began1

Where It All Began…

  • 1600- Jelly comes to America. Europeans kind of paved the way with preserved fruits with molasses or maple sugar

  • 1762-1763, the first sandwich, by the 4th Earl of sandwich who went from pub to pub and gambled. Had two pieces of bread with meat in between to snack on


Where it all began2

Where It All Began…

  • 1890- Peanut Butter invented, by a physician to help to ease the digestion for patients.

  • 1897- the J.M. Smucker company founded


Where it all began3

Where It All Began…

  • 1900- soft white bread introduced

  • 1903- George Washington Carver, Father of peanut industry. Had new was to use it and preserve it

  • 1940’s- the PB&J sandwich become popular. They were real big for the military. It was known that Peanut Butter and Jell y was part of the military rations in WWII


Peanut butter

Peanut Butter

  • In 1958 Jif Peanut Butter was introduced by Proctor and Gamble in Lexington Kentucky.

  • 1993- The worlds largest peanut butter and jelly sandwich was introduced. It measured almost 40 feet long and weighed 200lbs.


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