National Peanut Lovers’ Day

Also: National Pears Helene Day

Five Food Finds for Peanuts

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

Daily Food Quote

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
-Charles M. Schulz

Today’s Food History

on this day…

  • 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.