National Pistachio Day is celebrated on February 26 of every year. National Pistachio Day is dedicated to popular, ancient, and healthy nut – Pistachio (native to the Middle East). In the Middle East, pistachio is called as the smiling nut and in China, it is called as the happy nut, and the Chinese are the most significant consumers of Pistachio. The large producer of Pistachio is Iran, but they are also grown in other places like Mediterranean Europe and California. It is believed that human beings eat the pistachio nuts for at least 9000 years.
“Pistachio nuts, the red ones, cure any problem.” – Paula Danziger, American author.
History of National Pistachio Day
The origin and history of National Pistachio Day are still unknown. National Pistachio Day is dedicated to all the Pistachio lovers, and they can enjoy eating their favourite nut all day long. Every year California produces around 300 million pounds of pistachios, accounting for about 98% of America’s Pistachio production. Pistachios nuts are not just eaten as a snack, but they are included in many varieties of foods and dessert. Pistachio is rich in vitamin B, fibre, and proteins. Some of the researchers indicate that addition of Pistachio in everyday diet can reduce the risk of heart problems. Pistachio nuts are used in many food items around the world. In the Middle East, it is the main ingredient in making different types of sweets like halva and baklava. In Italy, Pistachio nuts are used to produce spumoni and pistachio gelato, a famous Italian ice cream.
Other Celebrations on February 26
February 26 is also celebrated as
How to Celebrate National Pistachio Day
On National Pistachio Day enjoy adding pistachios to breakfast cereals, and for lunch add some pistachio butter for your sandwich, and have some pistachio combined dish for dinner and finally, end the day with a pistachio dessert like pistachio cake or ice cream. Then take pictures while eating Pistachio and share it with others on social media by using the hashtag #PistachioDay.