August 20 is National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

Yes, please.

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Pie and More Pie

Any good southerner has a soft spot for pecan pie, but nobody can resist it with chocolate.

Here are today’s five thing to know about Pecan Pie

  1.  A handful of Pecans provide nearly 10 percent of the recommended Daily Value for zinc
  2. It would take 11,624 pecans, stacked end to end, to reach the top of the Empire State Building in New York City.
  3. Texas adopted the pecan tree as its state tree in 1919.  In fact, Texas Governor James Hogg liked pecan trees so much that he asked if a pecan tree could be planted at his gravesite when he died.
  4. Albany, Georgia, which boasts more than 600,000 pecan trees, is the pecan capital of the U.S.  Albany hosts the annual National Pecan Festival, which includes a race, parade, pecan-cooking contest, the crowning of the National Pecan Queen and many other activities.
  5. Pecan trees usually…

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