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
1 (12 oz) frozen deep dish pie crust
1 scoop of vanilla bean ice cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375° F. Place cookie sheet in oven.
- In a medium-large bowl, mix brown sugar, butter, salt, corn syrup and eggs together. Whisk until smooth.
- Add pecan nuts into the mixture. Stir well.
- Add mixture to pie crust. Then, place pie on cookie sheet. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
- After 15 to 20 minutes, place tin foil around the edges to prevent burning.
- Cool 30 minutes.
- Cut and serve. Add a scoop of ice cream if desired!
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