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National Almond Day

Celebrate National Almond Day with delicious recipes featuring this tasty nut - from almond cookies to almond milk smoothies, there are endless possibilities!
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When it is?
February 16
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Introduction

Celebrate National Almond Day on February 16th with a little bit of history! Almonds are believed to have been cultivated as early as 3000 BC in the Middle East, and they've been enjoyed by cultures around the world ever since. From almond milk to almond butter, there's no shortage of delicious ways to enjoy these crunchy nuts. Whether you prefer them sweet or savory, be sure to celebrate this special day with your favorite almond-based treats!

History of National Almond Day

National Almond Day Dates

National Almond Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>3000 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Almond Cultivation Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Almonds are believed to have been first cultivated in the Middle East.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>18th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Almonds Introduced to California</div><div class='timeline-text'>Spanish missionaries introduced almond trees to California, which later became the largest almond producer in the world.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1860s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Almond Farming Commercialization</div><div class='timeline-text'>Adequate irrigation systems and introduction of specific almond varieties led to commercialization of almond farming in California.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1910</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Almond Rocha</div><div class='timeline-text'>Brown & Haley invents Almond Roca, the world's first hard buttercrunch candy with almonds, popularizing almonds globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Almond Board of California Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Almond Board of California was established to help research, develop and market California almonds.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Almond Milk</div><div class='timeline-text'>Almond milk became a popular dairy alternative, making almonds more prevalent in daily consumption.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Almond Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake almond cookies</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Almond cookies are a delicious way to celebrate National Almond Day. You can make a classic batch of almond cookies with ground almonds, sugar, butter and egg whites or you can get creative with different ingredients like dried fruit, cocoa powder, or spices.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create an almond-based snack mix</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix up a batch of your favorite almonds, seeds and dried fruit for an easy snack mix to celebrate National Almond Day. For example, try combining roasted almonds with pepitas, dried coconut chips, and dried cranberries for a crunchy and sweet treat.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Grind your own almond butter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Making your own almond butter is surprisingly easy and it's a great way to celebrate National Almond Day. All you need is some raw almonds and a food processor or blender. Just blend the almonds until they reach your desired consistency.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make an almond smoothie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Almonds give smoothies an amazing nutty flavor so why not celebrate National Almond Day with a delicious almond smoothie? Simply blend together some frozen bananas, almond milk, honey and some almonds for a creamy, flavorful smoothie.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Roast almonds at home</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Roasted almonds are the perfect snack for any occasion but they are especially good for celebrating National Almond Day. Preheat your oven to 350°F and spread the almonds out on a baking sheet in an even layer. Roast them in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Almond Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Almonds are healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Almonds are among the most nutritious nuts, containing high levels of protein, fiber and healthy fats. They're also a great source of vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, zinc and magnesium, and can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Almonds are delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From sweet to savory, almonds can be prepared in just about any way imaginable! They can be enjoyed as a snack or tossed into salads for added crunch. You can even use them as an ingredient in smoothies or baked goods like cookies and muffins for an extra boost of flavor.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Almonds are versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Almonds aren't just limited to sweet treats - they can also be used to make savory dishes such as pesto, dips, sauces and more. Plus, you can grind them up to make your own almond butter or almond meal for baking at home!</p></div></div>

5 Healthy Facts About Almonds

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Almonds are high in healthy fats</h3><p class='facts-content'>Rich in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats found in olive oil, almonds have been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Almonds are loaded with antioxidants</h3><p class='facts-content'>Almonds are a fantastic source of antioxidants, which can protect your cells from oxidative damage, a major contributor to ageing and diseases like cancer.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Almonds can assist with blood sugar control</h3><p class='facts-content'>Almonds are extremely high in magnesium, a mineral that many people don't get enough of. High magnesium intake may have significant improvements for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Almonds can lower cholesterol levels</h3><p class='facts-content'>Almonds do more than just lower LDL levels in your body, they also keep your good cholesterol, HDL, stable and protect you against heart disease.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Almonds are beneficial for eye health</h3><p class='facts-content'>Almonds are rich in vitamin E, which protects the eye’s cells from antioxidants that can cause age related eye diseases.</p></div></div>

National Almond Day FAQs

When is National Almond Day?

National Almond Day is celebrated on February 16 every year. In 2024 National Almond Day will occur on a Friday.

National Almond Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Feb 16

Thursday

2024

Feb 16

Friday

2025

Feb 16

Sunday

2026

Feb 16

Monday

2027

Feb 16

Tuesday

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