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We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at eggnog fun facts.
Eggnog Fun Facts: Eggnog is a rich, chilled, sweetened, creamy dairy-based beverage traditionally made with milk, cream, sugar, whipped eggs and, in some cases, spirits such as brandy, rum or bourbon.
- It is believed that Eggnog was developed from posset, (a medieval European beverage made with hot milk) that was curdled with wine or ale and flavored with spices.
- The word eggnog is believed to be derived from the word “noggin.” A noggin is a small wooden cup that the drink was served in.
- Eggnog sold in stores in the United States does not contain raw eggs.
- Non-traditional versions of eggnog use low-fat milk, skim milk, soy products, or other alternative ingredients.
- December is National Eggnog Month.
- December 24th is National Eggnog Day.
- The most common spices sprinkled on eggnog are cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Records from Mount Vernon show that George Washington was a fan of eggnog. He often served his own recipe, which included rum, rye whisky and sherry.
- In the 1800’s, eggnog was often recommended to treat diseases, such as malaria.
- American’s consume more than 135 million pounds of eggnog each year.
- One 4 ounce cup of eggnog has 170 calories, 10 grams of fat, and 70 mg of cholesterol.
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Eggnog.
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