Peanut butter and fruit preserves (jelly) are smeared on bread in a peanuts butter and jelly sandwich (PB&J). The sandwich can be made open-faced, with a single slice of bread folded over, or with two slices of bread sandwiched together. In the United States, the sandwich is popular, especially among children; according to a 2002 poll, the average American will consume 1,500 sandwiches before graduating from high school. The sandwich can be made in a variety of ways, starting with basic peanuts butter or jam sandwiches.
According to fundamental preparation procedures. Because preserves include water, they might make the bread soggy, especially if the sandwich is made ahead of time for a bag lunch. To avoid this, spread the peanut butter on both slices of bread first. The fat in peanuts butter prevents the preserves’ moisture from penetrating the bread slices. The preserves, on the other hand, have become more mobile and can now shoot out the sides. The preserves are contained if the open sides are sealed; the leading makers of sealed crustless sandwiches use this technique (e.g. “Uncrustables”).
Almond butter’s popularity has prompted some to make “almond butter and jelly” sandwiches; other nut butter is less common. Seed butter, such as sunflower seed butter, can use in place of peanut butter. A “cream cheese and jelly” sandwich make by substituting cream cheese for peanuts butter. Another spread option is Nutella.
Peanut butter pairs with a diverse set of savory foods. Such as pimento, cheese, celery, watercress, saltines, and toasted crackers. In a Good Housekeeping article published in May 1896. A recipe “urged homemakers to use a meat grinder to make peanut butter and spread the result on bread. “The following month, the culinary magazine Table Talk published a “peanut butter sandwich” recipe.
An early recipe for peanuts butter and jelly sandwich appeared in the Boston Cooking School Magazine in 1901; it called for “three very thin layers of bread and two of filling, one of peanut paste, whatever brand you prefer, and currant or crabapple jelly for the other”, and called it as “so far as I know original”. In the early 1900s, this sandwich adopt down the class structure as the price of peanut butter dropped. It became popular with children with the advent of sliced bread in the 1920s, which allowed them to make their own sandwiches easily.
During World War II, both peanut butter and jelly find on US soldiers’ military ration lists.
National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day occurs annually in the United States on April 2.
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich with two pieces of white bread, two tablespoons of peanut butter, and two tablespoons of grape jelly contain 403 calories, 18 grammes of fat, 58 grammes of carbohydrates, and 12 grammes of protein, which is 27% of the Recommended Daily Intake of fat and 22% of calories.
While fat accounts for about half of the calories, the majority of them are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which the American Heart Association considers to be heart-healthy.