August 3rd Grab Some Nuts Day

Okay, so when you get done laughing about something today has nothing to do with, you will need to learn what a nut is, and what it isn’t. Of course, we all know that peanuts are legumes, not nuts but did you know that almonds, cashews, pistachios and walnuts are not really nuts either! A botanical nut is a fruit such as Hazelnuts, Brazil Nuts and Chestnuts with generally extremely hard-shell casings. I am sure there are better explanations of what a nut is beyond that, but for me, that will do. Naturally, I am still going to call cashews, almonds, pistachios and walnuts Nuts… it just easier.

How to celebrate – Go nuts today. Learn what are nuts and what aren’t nuts. Snack on nuts, they are so much better for you than most other treats.

October 22nd National Nut Day

Before we go any further lets understand that peanuts are not nuts, they are legumes a member of the “pea” family. Okay, that done… the Liberation Food Company created today in the UK sometime in the early 2000’s. Nuts provide protein to your diet as well as fiber and are considered a healthy food. They contain vitamin E and B2 and are a good snack treat as well as an added flavor in many popular dishes. There are eleven kinds of nuts, each one promoted by the Fair Trade Organization in the UK. Apparently there are a lot of nuts in the UK!

How to celebrate – See how many types of nuts you can name. Determine what your favorite nut is. Try adding some kind of nut to your favorite food dish.