National Nougat Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Sunday, March 26th. There are until the next observance.
At National Today, we always root for the underdog, and this time, on National Nougat Day, March 26, we’re rallying for this often overlooked delicacy. Whether you prefer your sweets soft, smooth, crunchy, fluffy, or a combination of the above, the classic nougat has you covered. The traditional dish consists of beaten egg whites, sweet honey, and toasted almonds. This is the most frequent type of white nougat available. Other colors include brown, black, and beige, which vary depending on culture. This delectable confection has a fascinating backstory. You’ve probably eaten a hundred nougat-filled chocolate bars, but did you know that the original intention of placing nougat inside a chocolate bar was to create an illusionary ice-cream effect? That’s really cool and wonderful!
📆 When is National Nougat Day?
This year, National Nougat Day is on March 26th. It is the 4th Sunday in March; in 2024, it is on Tuesday.
→ Did you know: Egg whites are 90% water and 10% protein, which is a significant nutritional difference when compared to yolks, which are high in cholesterol.
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📜 History of National Nougat Day
According to some historians, the earliest known incidence of nougat consumption occurred in the Middle East during the 10th century. Several centuries-old texts have been discovered in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. Historians, on the other hand, have found evidence of nougat in the first century in Rome. In another interesting story about how nougat got started, a chef made up the recipe on the spot for a wedding couple.
The modest nougat migrated from the Middle East to Europe, and then to the rest of the world, gaining popularity as globalization developed over the years. Before it became popular among the general public, nougat was considered a luxury, only consumed on special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, Christmas, and so on. During WWII, it was also rationed among soldiers to promote morale.
The name “nougat” comes from the French dialect Occitan and means “nut bread” or “nut cake,” which is fascinating because it lacks all of the main elements that go into making bread, save eggs, and even then just egg whites. National Nougat Day holds a particular place in many people’s hearts for all of these beautiful reasons, and it’s not just because of its delectable flavor.
☑️ National Nougat Day facts
✅ Egg whites are for your health
Egg whites are the ultimate energy health bombs, containing around 54 g of potassium, a vital electrolyte for neuron, bone, and cell function.
✅ Egg whites are heart-healthy
Consuming egg whites may help lessen the chance of getting hypertension, according to recent research.
✅ Egg whites for hair treatment
Even though there is no scientific evidence to back this up, many old remedies say that egg whites are great for hair growth and shine.
✨ Things to do on National Nougat Day
⚡ Eat a nougat au-naturel
Consume the sugar without any additions to fully experience its splendor and deliciousness. You will be able to enjoy the deliciousness while hearing mythical stories about it.
⚡ Visit a local candy store
When the aromas of sugar, caramel, and almonds fill the air, our inner kid squeals with happiness and excitement. These shops, which are full of sweets that look as good as they taste, take us back to our childhoods.
⚡ Try other varieties of nougat
Why restrict yourself to just one type of nougat when you may have several? Of course, after you’ve tried our initial recommendation, you may experiment with additional nougat flavors. Our particular favorite is Torrone, or Turron, an Italian nougat perfumed with honey or citrus fruits.
📅 National Nougat Day Observances
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