Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tuesday's Truths Week Nine: It's National Peanut Day, a day that's for the birds!


Welcome to the ninth posting of my fairly new blog series known as Tuesday's Truths. Today, September the thirteenth, ] happens to be a holiday known as National Peanut Day! And according to Holiday Insights (HI) this is is the "peanuttiest of days."

HI explains that  peanuts are "Native to South America (and) the locals there couldn't keep this great nut to themselves." HI also reminds us that "peanuts are not nuts. They are legumes, like peas, beans, and lentils." Moreover, HI states, "Peanuts once took the rap as a not so healthy food. More recent research suggests that peanuts can reduce cardiovascular disease and lowers triglycerides in the body. Peanuts are high in protein and fiber, and are now believed to help curb hunger, and therefore help in diet control." HI suggests one should honor National Peanut Day "by eating peanuts wherever and whenever during the day that (one) can."

It seems to be the idea of "eating peanuts wherever and whenever during the day that (one) can," is for the birds (at least for the ones visiting my urban rooftop garden in NYC, as evidenced by the images featured in this entry, which include bluejays, cardinals, a common grackle, a downy woodpecker, and pigeon varieties).





























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