It's National Almond Day


    It's National Almond Day (CNN, KCRA)

    If you're nuts about nuts.... well, then go nuts!

    You've got the perfect excuse: It's National Almond Day.

    A few fun facts about almonds from Foodimentary:

    • The ancient nut is mentioned several times in both the New and Old Testament as symbols of divine approval.
    • While roasted almonds are delicious, don't eat them raw -- the prussic acid in them can kill you if you eat more than a handful.
    • In fact...you can tell if someone has been poisoned with cyanide if they smell like roasted almonds.
    • Almonds have you covered if you've got a sweet tooth -- they're one of the primary ingredients in marzipan.
    • And why not wash that goodness down with a tall glass of almond milk?
    • It's not just a name -- it really is made from almonds!

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