August 1 is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 1, 2015 at 5:10 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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from: www.beckybakes.net from: http://www.beckybakes.net

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

Five Facts about Raspberries:

  1. Raspberries produce more fiber per calorie than any common fruit – even prunes.
  2. There are over 200 species of raspberries.
  3. Raspberries, as well as strawberries, belong to the rose family.
  4. Raspberries can be four different colors, although red and black are the most common.  They can also be yellow or purple.
  5. Don’t wash the berries until they are ready to be used.

Today’s Food History

  • 10 B.C. Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus was born. (Emperor of Rome A.D. 41-54). Known as Claudius I, supposedly he was poisoned with mushrooms by his wife Agrippina, after her son Nero was named as his heir.
  • 1137 Louis VI “The Fat” died. (King of France).
  • 1733 Richard Kirwan was born. Kirwan was an eccentric Irish chemist who hated flies. He had dysphagia, which is the inability to swallow food without convulsive movements. He…

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