NOVEMBER 14, 2017 | NATIONAL PICKLE DAY | NATIONAL SPICY GUACAMOLE DAY

National Pickle Day - November 14

NATIONAL PICKLE DAY

National Pickle Day is observed annually on November 14. It may be a Dill, Gherkin, Cornichon, Brined, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread and Butter, Swedish and Danish, or Kool-Aid Pickle. Whichever is your choice, eat them all day long.

The term pickle comes from the Dutch word pekel, meaning brine.  In the United States, the word pickle typically refers to a pickled cucumber.

– Each year in the United States, 5,200,000 pounds of pickles are consumed.

– Pickles are a great snack, low in calories and a good source of vitamin K, though they can be high in sodium. 

– When served on a stick at festivals, fairs or carnivals, pickles are sometimes known as “stick pickles”.

– A rising trend in the United States is deep-fried pickles which have a breading or batter surrounding the pickle spear or slice.

– For thousands of years, pickles have been a popular food dating back to 2030 B.C.  At that time, cucumbers were imported from India to the Tigris Valley where they were first preserved and eaten as pickles.

– Cleopatra attributed her good looks to her diet of pickles.

– Julius Caesar fed pickles to his troops believing that they lent physical and spiritual strength.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #NationalPickleDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Pickle Day. The holiday has been celebrated on various days for nearly 70 years, starting with encouragement from the Pickle Packers Association in 1949.

National Spicy Guacamole Day -November 14

NATIONAL SPICY GUACAMOLE DAY

National Spicy Guacamole Day is observed annually on November 14.  Call your friends, get the chips ready and celebrate with a bowl of spicy guacamole dip.

Originating with the Aztecs in Mexico, guacamole is an avocado-based sauce which has become popular in American cuisine as a dip, condiment, and salad ingredient. 

Guacamole is made by using a mortar and pestle to mash ripe avocados and then mixing in sea salt.  Sometimes tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon juice, chili, yogurt or other seasonings are added.  Jalapenos, chilis, cumin or red pepper can be added to the recipe to make the guacamole spicy.

Guacamole has become Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo celebrations staples and has pushed avocado sales to 30 million pounds on those two days each year. 

A simple Avocado carries a healthy punch of unsaturated fat (the good one), as well as substantial amounts of Vitamins C and E.  Good things come in small packages, though.  There are nearly 400 calories in 1 cup of guacamole.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Make your favorite guacamole recipe with the freshest ingredients.  Avocados, onions, lemon and salsa and a dash of salt and you’re set! Use #SpicyGuacamoleDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator of National Spicy Guacamole Day.

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National Pickle Day would like to know...  What's your favorite pickle? Dill, Gherkin, Kosher Dill, Polish, Hungarian, Lime, Bread & Butter