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National Pistachio Day

February 26 is National Pistachio Day!

Native to the Middle East, the Pistachio Tree produces bunches of fruit whose seeds are the pistachio nut. According to some sources, people have eaten pistachios for over 9,000 years!

Pistachios are antioxidant-rich and are great sources of fiber, copper, manganese, and vitamin B6. Celebrate National Pistachio Day by eating a special dish that contains the nut, or eating them out of the shell salted and roasted.

Here are some great pistachio recipes!

Sources: Wikipedia, Punchbowl

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National Almond Day

February 16 is National Almond Day!

It is fitting that February is also known as American Heart Month and National Snack Food Month, because almonds are heart-healthy AND delicious!

Almonds are extremely nutrient rich as they include antioxidants, protein, fiber, Vitamin E, and more. Almonds have been proven to benefit heart health by lowering bad cholesterol in the blood, but the health benefits are endless.

Make yourself an almond infused snack today and soak up the benefits that this healthy nut has to offer. Almonds taste great in salads and yogurts, but they also taste perfectly delicious on their own!

Sources: Punchbowl, Wikipedia

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World Nutella Day

February 5 is World Nutella Day!

Nutella is a brand name chocolate hazelnut spread invented in the 1940s and introduced to the market in 1963. Nutella is manufactured by Italy-based company, Ferrero, and the spread’s main ingredients include hazelnut, cocoa, and skim milk.

World Nutella Day is an occasion where Nutella lovers all over can unite based on their love of the sweet spread. Celebrate by dipping fruit in Nutella or spreading some on toast to jumpstart your breakfast. Participate in the Nutella discussion by using Twitter hashtag #nutelladay.

Sources: Nutella Day, Wikipedia

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