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National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day 2023: Date, History, Facts about Raisins

The 16th of September is National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day, and you do not have to bake bread to participate. According to historical accounts, the blunder that led to Henry David Thoreau’s creation of cinnamon raisin bread was considered scandalous at the time. Since then, cinnamon raisin bread has gained widespread acceptance and adoration, and now we can’t get enough of it!

The background of National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day is a holiday that is used to commemorate the goodness of cinnamon-flavored raisin loaves of bread.

The bread is also sometimes referred to as ‘The Bread Of Iron’ due to the high iron content of the raisins it contains, which aids the body in performing a variety of essential functions. On this Day, it is typically served buttered and toasted with a cup of coffee, orange or apricot marmalade. Cinnamon raisin bread is a staple on most menus.

Historically, what is now known as cinnamon raisin bread evolved from a variety of predecessors, including the German Stollen bread, the Russian Kulich, and the Italian Panettone. In the 1960s, the current sultana bread that we celebrate on September 16 in the United States became popular in England.

Grapes are the source of the bread’s primary ingredient, raisins. The 30th of April annually marks National Raisin Day, which honours a fruit that is widely produced in the United States.

People celebrate National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day by baking their own cinnamon-flavored raisin bread using uncommon ingredients, such as soaking dried raisins in boiling water, grape or orange juice to make them soft and plump before using them.

In most cases to commemorate National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day people just go to pick up freshly baked loaves of cinnamon raisin bread from their favourite pastry and eat.

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5 Unknown Facts About Raisins

The 30th of April in the United States is National Raisin Day.

Due to their high fibre content, raisins help you feel full for an extended period of time, thereby helping you control binge eating.

California produces the preponderance of grapes used to produce raisins in the United States.

The Malay term for ‘raisin’ is ‘kismis.’

In 2016, the global production of raisins was 1.2 million metric tonnes, with the United States contributing 24% of the global harvest as the leading producer.


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