November 7, 2012 at 9:43 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Five Food Finds about Almonds

  • Chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the worlds almonds (2008).
  • California produced 998 million pounds of almonds in 2004. The largest crop on record was in 2002, with 1.084 billion pounds.
  • It takes 1000 pounds of almonds to make 1 pint of almond oil.
  • The world’s largest almond factory is in Sacramento, California. It processes 2 million pounds of almonds a day.
  • Japanese teenagers enjoy snacking on a mixture of dried sardines and slivered almonds.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1857 H.N. Wadsworth received the first American toothbrush patent.
1872 The ‘Mary Celeste’ sailed for Genoa from New York with a cargo of 1700 barrels of alcoholic spirits. The ship was found abandoned near the Azores, the captain, his wife and daughter and 7 crewmen missing, and no sign of violence. The captain, his family and the crew…

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