Monday, April 14, 2008

National Pecan Month


Hey yall it's me Pam. The month of April is National Pecan month and do you know what today is??? Well the calendar says it's National Pecan Day. The calendar also says there a Pecan Day on March 25th as well. Could there be 2 of them?

Pecan Pies are really big in my family especially at Christmas. In fact my research shows that pecan pie is the pie of choice for Thanksgiving and Christmas for most people. Wow..... I would of thought it would of been pumpkin pie or potato pie for Thanksgiving. Which do you choose?

Most all my family has pecan trees growing in their yard so they never have to buy any during the holidays. Maybe that's why we ate pecan pie so much as a child and continue to eat it all year round. The family gathers up the pecans and freezes them until they need them. (National Pecan Pie Day is July 12th.)We also ate a lot of peach cobblers since we had peach trees too. In case you didn't know, yesterday was National Peach Cobbler Day.

Nutrition

Pecans
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 690 kcal 2890 kJ
Carbohydrates 14 g
- Dietary fiber 10 g
Fat 72 g
- saturated 6 g
- monounsaturated 41 g
- polyunsaturated 22 g
Protein 9 g

Wikipedia says Pecans are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats. A diet rich in nuts can lower the risk of gallstones in women. The antioxidants and plant sterols found in pecans reduce high cholesterol by reducing the "bad" LDL cholesterol levels.

Read more about National Pecan Month

April 14, 2008 / Fun Holiday Fact
It's Black Day in South Korea when single people come together and eat noodles with black bean sauce.

Crocodile Sophism

A slim crocodile living in the Nile took a child. His mother begged to have him back. The crocodile could not only talk, but was also a great sophist and stated, "If you guess correctly what I will do with him, I will return him. However, if you don't guess his fate, I'll eat him." What statement should the mother make to save her child?


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