National Nut Day
Go nuts on National Nut Day!
22 October 2012
National Nut Day
was set up by the 'liberation' company as a brilliant way to advocate fair trade nuts and promote deliciously healthy living!
So who does fair trade help? As the only nuts business run by farmers,
is a 'Community Interest Company' run to benefit of small farmers and nuts gatherers. It's also a company with a ringing endorsement as it's supported by organisations like Comic Relief and also supports world vegan day.
Not to mention comedian Harry Hill, who has recently launched 'Harry's Nuts! He visited Malawi and realised helping nut farmers get involved with fair trade could allow them to buy
simple things like a tin roof to keep the rain out.
He was also inspired by Newman's salad dressings and sauces where
the proceeds go towards the Newman Foundation charity. I love the cajun chicken sauce and knowing I'm also helping a great cause makes it taste even better!
It's a win win situation so now we can all enjoy Harry Hill's
salted peanuts and be comfortable in the knowledge that he doesn't get a penny whilst the people that really need it do.
But there are several nutty options depending on your personal preference! And their contents can help reduce the risk of conditions like heart disease. I once met a man in his 90s who constantly snacked on nuts, so maybe it's true! If you want to find out more about cashews, brazil nuts and more, find out all the info right
In 2010 the day was a huge success. The House of Commons even called for an Early Day Motion asking for MPs to spend the day
eating nuts in favour of meat!
So what can you do on nut day? (Aside from buying Harry's Nuts of course!). Well, not all the info is up quite yet so you can
keep checking the official website on the run up to the events.
Meanwhile you could check out Harry's nut cookies and if you're a restaurant or cafe might consider offering more nut options on the day! Supermarkets are also welcomed to follow the lead of
Waitrose and Tesco who celebrated last year!
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