National Nut Day
On October 22nd, National Nut Day is celebrated annually. This day is not about the neighbor who lives down the street or the co-worker who sings with their headphones on. It's a food holiday in the United States, and it's a healthy and nutritious snack.
Nuts are a highly prized food and energy source, and they are a key source of essential nutrients for both humans and wildlife. Many of them are used in baking, eaten raw, sprouted, or roasted as a snack dish, and pressed for oil that is used in cookery and cosmetics. For the most part, nuts' fats are unsaturated fats, including monounsaturated fats.
Many nuts are also rich in protein, folate fiber, and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, and selenium, as well as selenium.
Nuts are essential to animals, especially those in temperate climates, as they store acorns and other nuts during the fall and early spring.
Several studies have shown that those who consume nuts regularly are less likely to experience coronary heart disease (CHD). Nuts were first attributed to CHD defense in 1993. Since that time, several clinical studies have found that the intake of various nuts, such as almonds and walnuts, can lower serum LDL cholesterol levels.
According to one report, people who ate nuts lived two to three years longer than those who did not. Many that were nuts may have been eating less junk food leading to a longer life.
Nuts in their raw form provide the most nutritional value, as well. However you celebrate the day, be sure to enjoy snacking on your favorite nut!
How to celebrate national nut day is a mystery
To celebrate National Nut Day, try this Mixed Nut Bars dish. Make some gorp or share your favorite recipes. Make a stock up on your favorites and bring nutty treats to share with everyone! Top some nuts on your salad at lunch, or use crushed nuts to make a crust for a pie or even a savory roast.
To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalNutDay.
History of national nut day has influenced national nut day celebrations
In 2016, Liberation Foods introduced National Nut Day as a way to promote Fairtrade nuts and promote healthy eating. Now that isn't nutty at all!
Q. What are the healthiest nuts?
A. Any way you crack them, every nut variety contains nutritional value. Although one may have more fiber (almonds), another will be low in calories (pistachios). So grab a handful of mixed nuts. They walnut disappoint you.
Q. I'm allergic to nuts. How can I commemorate the day?
A. You can commemorate October 22nd by commemorating one of the other two holidays. Take your pick between National Make A Dog's Day and National Color Day by choosing between National Make A Dog's Day and National Color Day. Do not eat a nut! Whatever you do, do not eat a nut!
Q. Why did the bartender serve my mixed drink with a nut in it?
A. Many mixed drinks and cocktails are garnished with whole or chopped nuts. Not only are they used as a garnish, but many cocktails are also made using nut extracts, or the liqueur used is infused with nut flavors.