National Sourdough Bread Day
Facts on Sourdough Bread
- Sourdough bread is a leavened and uses forms of cultivated yeast in the preparation.
- Sourdough produces a distinctively tangy or sour taste, mainly because of the lactic acid produced by the culture.
- Sourdough is the oldest and most original form of leavened bread. The oldest recorded use of sourdough is from the Ancient Egyptian civilizations.
- Studies have shown that eating sourdough for breakfast will also help you process your lunch in a more beneficial way.
- Sourdough was the main bread made in Northern California during the California Gold Rush, and it remains a part of the culture today.
National Clam on the Half Shell Day
Facts on Clams
- Clams begin as a shellfish the size of a grain of sand when born.
- There are over 150 different edible species of clams in the world.
- Clams are a low fat, high protein seafood choice with an above average amount of healthful minerals such as selenium, zinc, iron and magnesium and B vitamins like niacin.
- Clams can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, baked or fried; the method of preparation depends partly on the size and species of the clam.
- The clam has no head, no biting mouthparts and no arms or legs.