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NATIONAL ALMOND DAY – February 16

NATIONAL ALMOND DAY – February 16

NATIONAL ALMOND DAY

On February 16th each year, National Almond Day recognizes the versatile and healthful almond. 

Whether you are eating them by themselves, using almond milk, pasta, flour, butter, oil or meal, almonds offer a delicious flavor along with many health benefits. Almonds are one of the most heart-healthy foods on the market, packed with vitamin E, magnesium and fiber.

  • According to a survey of 500 health professionals, almonds may be beneficial to a healthy lifestyle.
  • According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, “Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.”
  • Recent research from Purdue University suggests that eating almonds can help people feel satisfied for several hours, which can support weight management and counter weight gain.
  • Eighty percent of the world’s almonds are grown in California.

For more information you can visit:
http://www.almonds.com/  and http://www.nationalalmondday.com/

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalAlmondDay

You may want to try one of the following almond recipes:

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese

Use #NationalAlmondDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL ALMOND DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Almond Day.

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