National Fruit Compote Day is celebrated on March 1 of every year. National Fruit Compote Day is a day to celebrate Fruit Compote. The term “compote” means “mixture“ in French. Fruit Compote is a beautiful mixture of sugar and fruits or berries. This delicious dish can be made with pieces of fruit or with whole fruit cooked in sugar syrup and spices. Fruit Compote can be had as a snack, dessert, or as a side dish and it can be served either cold or warm. Fruit compote also goes well with cheesecakes and biscuits. Hence National Fruit Compote Day is a day to enjoy the taste of Fruit Compote with your family members and friends.
“By eating many fruits and vegetables in place of fast food and junk food, people could avoid obesity.” – David H. Murdock.
History of National Fruit Compote Day
The origin and history of National Fruit Compote Day are not known. Fruit compote originated in France in the 17th century. To give this fruit dish, an extra flavour and taste seasonings like vanilla, grated coconut, lemon or orange peel, cinnamon powder etc. can be added. Cooking the fruit in the sugar syrup brings out the real fruit flavour in it, and it also helps to blend the fruits into the syrup. In France, it was initially served as a snack in the noon with some biscuits and sour cream. It was during the Renaissance that it was served as a dessert at the end of dinner chilled. Since this Fruit Compote can be prepared quickly and it was made from no dairy and inexpensive products, Fruit compote became a famous staple of Jewish cuisine throughout Europe. Sometimes this Fruit Compote can be prepared using dry fruits like raisins, and some alcohol is added to the syrup.
Other Celebrations on March 1
March 1 is also celebrated as
- National Pig Day
- World Compliment Day
- National Horse Protection Day
- Plan a Solo Vacation Day
- Refired Not Retired Day
- Self-injury Awareness Day
How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrate the day by efficiently preparing Fruit Compote at home using fruits and sugar syrup. You can use any fruits like strawberries, apples, pears, cherries, etc. to make this Fruit Compote or you can have Fruit Compote in a restaurant with your family members and friends. Take pictures with Fruit Compote and share them with others on social media by using the hashtag #FruitCompoteDay.
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