National Spicy Guacamole Day
There are both mild versions and spicy versions of guacamole and either type have their fans. This holiday, however, isn’t concerned with the first type of guacamole but instead is concerned with the spicy variety. This holiday is called National Spicy Guacamole Day and it’s a day that’s observed on November 14th annually. If you’re a fan of spicy guacamole, then you’re likely going to want to observe this holiday, but if you’re not, then you might want to stick with celebrating National Guacamole Day on September 16th instead.
The History Of Guacamole
Guacamole is a dish that dates back at least 500+ years. It comes from a dish called “ahaca-muilli” that was made by the Aztecs in Central America. When the Spanish invaded the area, their pronunciation of this dish evolved over the years until it became known as guacamole.
The Spanish attempted to bring avocados back to Europe, so they could make their own guacamole, but they had problems growing avocados in Spain. That’s why traditionally guacamole has been a popular dish in the U.S and Mexico.
Spicy Facts About Guacamole
If you’re looking to munch on some tasty facts about this holiday, then stick around because we’ve come up with some interesting facts about guacamole that we think everyone celebrating this holiday is going to want to know.
- Avocados have been eaten in South America, Central America, and Mexico for over 1,500+ years.
- The Nahuatl word for guacamole, ahuaca-molli, means “mashed testicles.”
- The Aztecs called guacamole “mashed testicles” because the stone fruit of avocados reminded them of testicles.
- California produces approximately 90% of all avocados grown in the U.S.
- In 1914, Hass avocados imported from Mexico were banned.
- The ban on these avocados was lifted approximately 83-year later in 1997.
- The biggest serving of guacamole ever made was in 2013 when 450 students made almost 3-tons of guacamole.
- Almost 50 million pounds of avocado are eaten on Superbowl Sunday every year.
- A whole avocado will contain approximately 250-calories and is a good source of fiber.
- Avocados are also a good source of Vitamins A, C, E, and the various B-Vitamins.
- Apollo 11 astronauts took guacamole to space but didn’t eat it because Buzz Aldrin had eaten all of the chips they took.
- Guacamole is as popular for Superbowl Sunday as hot chicken wings are.
Observing National Spicy Guacamole Day
The best way to observe National Spicy Guacamole Day is to buy your favorite brand of this type of guacamole or by making your own. While you’re enjoying your guacamole, you can use the hashtag #NationalSpicyGuacamoleDay on your social media accounts to let everyone know what you’re eating.