National Pig Day, Fruit Compote Day and National Peanut Butter Loverís Day in United States
National Pig Day, Fruit Compote Day and National Peanut Butter Loverís Day in United States is held on March 1. This event in the first decade of the month March is annual. Help us
Pork accounts for 40% of all meat consumed around the world, which makes it the most consumed animal protein worldwide. The pork industry supports about 550,000 jobs. China is the leader in pork consumption with 90 lbs. per person each year. March 1 is recognized in America as National Pig Day.
The word compote is French for ďmixture.Ē A compote is a dessert originating in 17th century France. The French believed that fruit cooked in sugar syrup balanced the humidity's effects on the body and led them to invent compotes. In late medieval England it was served at the beginning of the last course of a feast (or sometimes the second out of three courses), often accompanied by a creamy potage. During the Renaissance, it was served chilled at the end of dinner.
By law, any product labeled ďpeanut butterĒ in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts. Peanut butter is rich in a variety of nutrients ó but it's also rich in calories and fat. While the healthy fats in peanut butter are nutritious, you should consume them in moderation to avoid unwanted weight gain or potential health problems. Commercial peanut butter brands often have added sugars, oils, and fats.
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World Spay Day on February 28 (Last Tuesday in February);
Horse Protection Day on March 1 (Horse Protection Day was first observed in 2005 when it was founded by pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Page);
Beer Day in Iceland on March 1 (marked the end of beer prohibition in 1989. Bjórdagurinn or Bjordagur);
Time for a Cuppa in England on March 1 (gather your friends and family on a cup for a cup of tea, a piece of cake and a nose - all for good reason!);
Crufts on March 2 (The World's Largest Dog Show held in Birmingham, England);