May 2 – National Truffles Day

National Truffles Day

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Facts on Truffles

  • Truffles are a delectable type of dessert!
  • Truffles are a chocolate named after a fungus.
  • Truffles are made with a chocolate ganache center that is then coated in chocolate powder.
  • According to legend, the chocolate truffle was created in the kitchen of French culinary giant Auguste Escoffier during the 1920s.
  • Modern truffles can be round or square, enrobed in chocolate and topped with exotic flavor but the must have the ganache center to be called a truffle.

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day – April 2

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

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Facts on Peanut Butter and Jelly 

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products each year.
  • The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school.
  • Peanut butter is consumed in 90 percent of USA households.
  • Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

National Garlic Day – April 19

National Garlic Day

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Facts on Garlic 

  • Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated crops. It was fed to the builders of the Great Pyramid in Egypt in the belief that it gave them strength.
  • The city of Chicago is named after garlic. ‘Chicagaoua’ was the Indian word for wild garlic.
  • Garlic attracts leeches. They take 14.9 seconds to attach to a hand covered with garlic but 44.9 seconds to suck blood from a clean one.
  • Garlic was used as an antiseptic against gangrene in the First World War.
  • Raw, freshly minced garlic has the most health benefits.