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Grab Some Nuts Day
Foods & Beverages
Thats Nuts!

When: August 1st

Where: United States

Traditional Celebration Ideas

Gather some pecans from a tree and prepare some delicious pecan pie.  Order a hot fudge sundae....with nuts! Go for hike or camping trip and don't forget the trail mix. 

Numbers

There are basically 12 different types of edible nuts.

Description

Nuts have been a part of the human diet for since the beginnings of history.  Iraq, has long history with walnuts and its estimated that  walnut remains can be traced as far back 7,000 B.C. There is also research to suggest that English walnuts came from ancient Persia, and were supposed to be for royalty.  One of the popular flavors added to coffee these days is hazelnut.  Hazelnuts are the fruit of the hazel. Hazelnuts and Chestnuts often get confused so clarify, the main difference between a Hazelnut and Chestnut is that the Hazelnut is a nut of the hazel tree and Chestnut is a genus of plants.  Nuts are very healthy and among them especially the Macadamia nut as it contains more heart-healthy monounsaturated fat per serving than any other nut. If you need more zinc or magnesium in your diet, look no further than the healthy cashew.  All in all nuts provide a great source of nutrients and should strongly be considered as a viable snack the next time you are reaching for that bag of chips.

Interesting Facts

  1. Approximately 540 peanuts  are needed to make a normal size jar of peanut butter.
  2. One of Elvis Presley favorite sandwich, was the peanut butter & banana.
  3. In the United States, the East Coast prefers creamy peanut butter, and the West Coast prefers the crunchy style.
  4. Almonds are at the mercy of wild bees and honey bees for crop pollination.
  5. Almonds are also  considered one of the quintessential superfoods, and are rich in protein and vitamin E.

Information

Observed:
  • August 1st
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