March 15


National Peanut Lovers’ Day

Five things you should know about


  1. Nuts are most healthy in their raw form.  The reason is that over 15% of the healthy oils are lost in the roasting process.
  2. Studies show that people who eat nuts regularly live 2-3 years longer than those who don’t.
  3. The nut allergy is among the most common food allergies.
  4. Roasted nutshells were used as a coffee substitute during the civil war.
  5. Half of the world’s nuts are inedible or poisonous to humans.

On This Day in Food History…

1858 Liberty Hyde Bailey was born. He was a world famous American botanist who studied cultivated plants. He was dean of Horticulture at Cornell University for 15 years.
1891 Sir Joseph William Bazalgette died. A British civil engineer, he designed the main sewer system for London. Allowing for running water .
1980 McDonald’s test marketed Chicken McNuggets in Knoxville, Tennessee. They are so popular that they have to look for a second supplier.