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NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY – December 22

NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY – December 22

NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY 

National Date Nut Bread Day on December 22nd delivers a baker’s delight to celebrate. Incidentally, some sources also suggest the day is celebrated on September 8th, too.

Dates

Believed to have originated around Iraq, dates have been a staple food of the Middle East and the Indus Valley for thousands of years. They have been cultivated since ancient times from Mesopotamia to prehistoric Egypt, possibly as early as 4000 BCE.

The Spaniards introduced dates into Mexico and California in 1765.

Dates provide essential nutrients and are an excellent source of dietary potassium. In ripe dates, the sugar content is about 80% with the remainder consisting of protein, fiber and trace elements of boron, cobalt, copper, fluorine, magnesium, manganese, selenium and zinc.

Nuts

Many nuts are good sources of vitamins E and B2 and are also rich in protein, folate fiber and essential minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and selenium.

Several studies have shown that those who consume nuts on a regular basis are less likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. (CHD)  It was in 1993 that nuts were first linked to protections against CHD.   Since that time, many clinical trials have found that consumption of various nuts such as almonds and walnuts can lower serum LDL cholesterol concentrations.

When mixing up the batter for quick bread loaves, add dates and nuts and your National Date Nut Day celebration will be ready to go! 

HOW TO OBSERVE #DateNutBreadDay

Enjoy the following Date Nut Bread recipes.

Date Nut Spice Bread
Date and Walnut Bread
1947 Date Nut Bread
Orange Date Nut Bread

Use #DateNutBreadDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues munching our way through the origins of this delicious day. However, it remains a nutty mystery. 

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