May 8 is National Coconut Cream Pie Day

What can I say: I love custard and I love coconut. This is a fantastic combination of both! I don’t like to use too much coconut as it’s normally too sweet for my tastes. At some point, I may even try to make this and see if I can incorporate coconut milk into the custard to have coconut custard pie! YUM!

I hope you enjoy this little food tidbit from Foodimentary. Please check him out for more fun and random facts about food each day of the year!

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Coconut cream pie is a spin-off custard-cream pie,

a traditional Southern favorite that has been widespread.

Celebrate the National Coconut Cream Pie day in May 8th!

Did you know…

  1. The coconut is not a nut.  In fact, it isn’t a fruit either.  It is a seed!
  2. Coconut oils accelerate the metabolism.  Of course, if you put them in pie you may not notice the effect.
  3. The sailors aboard Vasco de Gama’s ships gave the coconut its name.  They called it “Coco”, named after a grimacing face or hobgoblin.
  4. The water from the coconut has traditionally been used when commercial IV solutions of plasma have not been available.
  5. Coconut oils also contain four growth hormones, called cytokinins, and three sets of chromosomes – or triploids – that help the development of many organisms.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1842 Emil Christian Hansen was born. He was a Danish botanist who developed new…

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