It’s National Nut Day! Nuts are one of the healthiest, most nutritious, and most delicious snacks. Medical studies have shown that eating nuts reduces hypertension and the risks associated with heart disease. Nuts are also full of protein, fiber, and unsaturated fat.
Did you know that peanuts are not really nuts? They are legumes and belong to the bean family. Some popular types of nuts include pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, and macadamia nuts.
Celebrate National Nut Day and eat lots of nuts as a snack or on top of your favorite dessert!
- October 22, 2011 is also Make a Difference Day | International Caps Lock Day
- October is National Pasta Month | National Dessert Month | National Chili Month | National Roller Skating Month | Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month | National Breast Cancer Awareness Month