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On what day is National Nut Day celebrated? October 22

What is National Nut Day? This day is all about the heart-healthy, nutritious qualities nuts naturally provide. Whether you like to snack on nuts by themselves or prefer to mix them into salads or desserts, nuts provide a hearty dose of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.

Here are some fun facts about nuts:

  • The oldest known tree nut is the walnut, which dates back to 10,000 B.C.
  • Cashews are in the same plant family as poison ivy and sumac. Though the nut is safe to eat, the shell is toxic to humans.
  • Don’t be deceived—peanuts are technically not nuts, but are a legume or of the bean family.
  • Pecan trees are the official state tree in Texas.
  • Macadamia nuts are poisonous to dogs.
  • Almonds are a part of the peach family.

Who founded this day? This day was founded by Liberation Foods Company in an effort to promote a healthy eating lifestyle!

What is the hashtag? Use the hashtag #NationalNutDay when sharing on social media.

How to celebrate: Grab a handful of your favorite nuts and get cracking! Or if you’re in a baking mood, here’s an easy-to-follow pecan pie recipe:


1 ½ cups of pecan pieces

1 cup of brown sugar (light or dark)

⅓ cup of melted butter

¾ cup of light corn syrup (or dark if you prefer)

½ teaspoon salt

3 eggs

1 (12 oz) frozen deep dish pie crust

1 scoop of vanilla bean ice cream (optional)

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Place cookie sheet in oven.
  2. In a medium-large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, salt, corn syrup and eggs together. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add pecan nuts into the mixture. Stir well.
  4. Add mixture to pie crust. Then, place pie on cookie sheet. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
  5. After 15 to 20 minutes, place tin foil around the edges to prevent burning.
  6. Cool 30 minutes.
  7. Cut and serve. Add a scoop of ice cream if desired!  

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