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National Pistachio  Day

The pistachio is a great source of proteins, fiber, and vitamin B. Research indicates that adding the nut to one’s daily diet may reduce the risk of heart disease. This unofficial holiday encourages people to add pistachios to their daily diets and take advantage of their health benefits.

When is National Pistachio Day?

The holiday is the same day every year, February 26th

Type of Holiday?

Unofficial. Fun Holiday.

How is National Pistachio Day celebrated?

  • Add pistachios to every meal of the day beginning with breakfast. You can add it to your cereal, you can add it to your lunch sandwich or you can have it for dinner with a  pistachio crusted pork chop. Don’t forget the perfect end to the day with a  scoop of pistachio ice cream, pistachio cake or even some baklava, which has a load of pistachios.
  • Be sure to leave out a bowl of pistachios to pick on throughout the day.

National  Pistachio Day Trivia/Facts:

  • The pistachio used to be dyed red to hide its marks and dents on the shell from harvesting.
  • Pistachio trees require a dry semi-desert environment to grow
  • The world’s top producers include Iran, Turkey, Italy, Greece, and California
  • California grows around 300 million pounds of pistachios per year
  • Pistachios offer the most nuts per serving — with about 49 kernels per 30-gram portion
  • China is the top consumer of pistachios
  • Pistachios are thought to be the perfect defense against overeating since they take a bit of work to get to the nut and you can witness how many you eat by the shells left behind
  • Called the happy nut in China

Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 26th :

  • Johnny Cash – Singer-Songwriter
  • Victor Hugo – Author & Poet
  • Ariel Sharon – Former Prime Minister of Israel
  • Michael Bolton – Singer, Songwriter
  • Jackie Gleason – Comedian

Popular Social Media Hashtags:

#pistachios #eatpistachios #healthy

February is filled with a variety of holidays including Elmo’s BirthdayStuffed Mushroom Day,  National Wear Red Day and let us not forget World Nutella Day. We have you covered whether you are looking for a holiday in a specific month or industry – Special Days of the Month is your go-to place.

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