When: August 1st
Where: United States
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.
There are basically 12 different types of edible nuts.
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.