November 24, 2020 – National Pomegranate Month | National Sardines Day

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Welcome to November 24th, 2020 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate nutritional powerhouses from the Mediterranean.

If you’re in France and someone offers you a grenade, don’t panic. That’s what the French call pomegranates. And while this fruit isn’t explosive, it is bursting with flavor and antioxidants. Pomegranates are native to the Middle East and became a favorite of the Ancient Greeks, who viewed them as a food of the gods. That’s why they appear in statues, stories, and even on coins from that era. In modern Greece people give pomegranates to friends and family as housewarming gifts. During National Pomegranate Month check out this powerhouse fruit that packs a potent punch.

While the Stinson Seafood plant in Prospect Harbor, Maine, closed its doors in 2010 after 135 year of producing the nation’s most sardines, this nutritious little fish is still being celebrated.  They were once found in abundance around the island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea.  Today they are still found in cans packed in oil, tomato sauce, or mustard. Because sardines are at the bottom of the food chain they tend to be free of the contaminants such as mercury that are found in larger fish.   Full of Omega 3 fatty acids and other important nutrients, this silvery fellow packs a nutritious punch.  And while they may be swimming upstream in terms of popularity, on National Sardines Day we celebrate this tiny fish that’s ready to make a comeback. 

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