December 6 National Gazpacho Day

National Gazpacho Day

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Facts on Gazpacho

  • Gazpacho soup is made of raw vegetables  and served cold, usually with a tomato base. In Spain it is often served warm.
  • Gazpacho soup is eaten when it is particularly during the hot summers, because it is refreshing and cool.
  • Back in the days gazpacho was made by pounding the vegetables in a mortar with a pestle.
  • Gazpacho soup has evolved into different varieties, the most popular around the world is a tomato based variety, served cold.
  • Now Gazpacho has become a generic term for a cold soup that has a vegetable or fruit base or both , that has similar spices to the traditional.

National Spinach Day – March 26

National Spinach Day

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Facts on Spinach

  • Spinach is a cool season crop and belongs to the goosefoot family along with Swiss chard and beets.
  • Spinach is low in calories, and is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and minerals, especially iron.
  • Spinach is a native plant of Persia (modern day Iran). It was introduced to the US in 1806.
  • Half of the major nutrients are lost by the eighth day after harvest.
  • In the 1930′s U.S. spinach, growers credited Popeye with a 33% increase in domestic spinach consumption.

September 7 – National Acorn Squash Day

National Acorn Squash Day

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Food Facts on Squash

  •  A winter squash with distinctive longitudinal ridges and sweet, yellow-orange flesh.
  •  Although considered a winter squash, acorn squash belongs to the same species as all summer squashes.
  •  The most common variety is dark green in color, often with a single splotch of orange on the side or top.
  •  Acorn squashes typically weigh one to two pounds and are between four and seven inches long.
  •  Acorn squash is very easily grown.