October 15 – National Mushroom Day

National Mushroom Day

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Food Facts on Mushrooms 

  • A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.
  • Mushrooms are a low-calorie food usually eaten cooked or raw and as garnish to a meal
  • Per capita consumption of fresh mushrooms hit an all-time high last year in the United States at 2.8 pounds.
  • Most mushrooms sold in supermarkets have been commercially grown on mushroom farms.
  • There are over 5,000 species of mushrooms in the United States. With 12 species, know to be fatal.

August 13 – National Fillet Mignon Day

National Fillet Mignon Day

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Food Facts on Fillet Mignon

  • Filet mignon is considered the king of steaks because of its tender, melt in the mouth texture.
  • A prime filet mignon can literally be cut with a fork.
  • Filet mignon comes from the small end of the tenderloin, which is found, on the back rib cage of the animal.
  • Filet mignon steaks may lose a bit in flavor because of the lack of marbling, fat, and bone.
  • Today steakhouses like Morton’s sell a Fillet Mignon Sandwich for $1.

October 1 – World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day

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Food Facts on Vegetarians

  • World Vegetarian Day is here to encourage you in a new way of living and to promote awareness to a vegan lifestyle.
  • The entire month of October is dedicated to¬†Vegetarian Awareness.
  • Each year about one million people become vegetarians in the United States. .
  • Meatless Monday celebrated every week; it encourages everyone to go totally meatless on Monday to improve their health and the health of the planet.
  • Paul McCartney is one of the most famous celebrities and an outspoken advocate for a vegetarian¬†lifestyle.