Is peanut sauce from Thailand?

Are peanuts native to Thailand?

It is unknown when peanuts became a part of the Thai food system, but it is believed that foreigners brought peanuts into Thailand about 400 years ago.

Who invented peanut sauce?

In 1884 Marcellus Gilmore Edson of Canada patented peanut paste, the finished product from milling roasted peanuts between two heated surfaces.

Is Thai peanut sauce bad for you?

Thai Peanut Sauce

It tastes so good that it can’t be healthy and, guess what? It’s not. With ingredients like peanut butter, full-fat coconut milk, peanuts, sugar or honey, soy sauce (an ingredient which can dehydrate you and can stain your teeth), and an oil, these sauces should be enjoyed with caution.

Why are peanuts so common in Thai food?

Those with peanut allergies may not see peanuts in the menu description, but they are still part of the dish. Of all the Asian cuisines, Thai food is particularly peanut rich. The legumes are used for flavoring, thickening, and garnishing many dishes, such as pad thai rice noodles.

Why does Thai food have a lot of peanuts?

For example, Pad Thai is a dish that almost ALWAYS contains peanuts, but I order it wherever I go because it a legendary Thai dish and can almost ALWAYS be modified to not include peanuts, as the peanuts are usually served on the side or sprinkled on top.

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Is peanut sauce American?

It must be that peanut sauce is American Fusion cuisine and part of its popularity comes from the sauce manufacturers who try to bring foreign tastes to your local supermarket. Linking it with Thai cuisine must have seemed like a good marketing idea. As long as Thai food doesn’t get ‘LaChoy’ed’, that’s ok.