National Almond Day is a holiday for those who prefer healthy products. It is named after the almond nut, which contains a huge amount of valuable vitamins, minerals, antioxidants that promote health and help slow down the aging process. On this day, stores arrange a sale and tasting of a valuable product, and almond farmers celebrate a professional holiday.
The initiative to create The National Almond Day belongs to the residents of the state of California. It is there in mid-February that almonds begin to bloom. California is one of the world leaders in the production of almond nuts. In mid-February, the flowering of almond trees begins. The date is timed to this event. Educational events are held in the country – conferences and lectures, which tell about the benefits of almonds and what can be prepared from this type of nuts. For tourists, excursions to flowering almond fields are held, where you can make interesting panoramic photos.
Almonds are one of the most useful nuts. The following is known about him:
- antioxidants, which are part of almonds, help the body not to age;
- almonds are very high in calories, so those who are trying to lose weight should not eat this nut every day;
- almonds are part of many sweet and confectionery dishes, giving them a piquant taste;
- almonds are a rather expensive, but useful nut.
How to celebrate
You can celebrate this holiday with a trip to the state of California to the flowering almond fields. Another way to have fun celebrating this day is to make pastries with almonds.
When choosing almonds in the store, it is best to purchase the product in an open package in order to visually assess the appearance of the nut and protect yourself from buying a low-quality product. A good almond has a pronounced brown color and an oblong shape, there are no spots and deformations on its surface. The presence of gray spots indicates that the product was stored in conditions of high humidity and may be affected by fungus, so it is better not to take such nuts.
Almond nut is a valuable food product. The almond festival reminds people that sweets and treats should not only be tasty, but also useful. Therefore, buying nuts is undoubtedly worth it.
When is National Almond Day celebrated in 2024?
National Almond Day is observed on February 16 each year.