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National Nut Day

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It's time to go nuts! Today, October 22nd, is National Nut Day. 

Here are a few fun facts about nuts according to the Australian tree nut industry group "Nuts for Life." 


1) Cashews aren't sold in the shells because part of the shell contains the same poison found in poison ivy.  


2) The first mention of hazelnuts dates back to a Chinese manuscript from 2000 838 B.C. 


3) Pistachios are the only edible nuts that don't need to be shelled before roasting. 

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