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National Nut Day – 22 October

National Nut Day History

National Nut Day is a public observance in celebration of all the good things about nuts.  Nuts are fruits composed of a hard outer shell with a seed inside.  They are high in fat, protein and vitamins and minerals.  Although not all of the nuts that we consume today are “true” nuts, they are all celebrated on National Nut Day observed on 22 October each year.

An unofficial holiday celebrates all of the many nuts which exist in the world today.  Most nuts are extremely nutritious and are packed with Omega-3 Fatty Acids, fiber and plant sterols meaning that most of the nuts consumed today are not only tasty but are a healthy addition to any diet. So pick your favourite nut up on this nutty holiday and not only enjoy a delicious snack but also a very nutritious one as well.

National Nut Day was created by the Liberation Foods Company to celebrate and commemorate the nut. Initially, their holiday was used as a medium to tell the world about Fair Trade Nuts and the small nut producers which grow them.  However, in the last few years, this holiday has spread all over the world and is celebrated by nut fans everywhere.  And why shouldn’t nuts be celebrated?  After all,  nuts have been a part of the human diet for hundreds of thousands of years.

Some National Nut Day Nutty Facts

Peanuts are legumes, a member of the Pea family, not really nuts

Cashew shells are toxic

Pistachios are actually the seed of a fruit

Cashews are really fruits

Ancient Greeks treated coughs with Hazelnuts

Almonds have potential prebiotic properties

Chocolate manufacturers buy 40% of the world’s almond supply

Nuts do not contain any cholesterol

Nuts contain mono-unsaturated fatty acids especially oleic acid which helps to lower LDL or ‘bad cholesterol’ and increases HDL or ‘good cholesterol’ level in the blood

Celebrate National Nut Day with your favourite Morish Nuts….!

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