About Thanksgiving day:
The first ever thanksgiving day was celebrated in the year 1610 at Jamestown, Virginia. In the year 1863, president Abraham Lincoln has declared that last Thursday of November will be celebrated as thanksgiving day and ordered that all government departments must be closed. Over 95% of Americans eat turkey on this thanksgiving day and 46 million watch the Macy's thanksgiving day Parade on television.
Turkey consumption on Thanksgiving day:
In United States, to celebrate thanksgiving day it is expected that 248 million number of turkeys are raised of which 46.5 million turkeys are raised in Minnesota and 30 million turkeys in North Carolina and Arkansas. Over 1.1 billion pounds of pumpkins and 2.4 billion pounds of potatoes were produced to celebrate the event.
Hidden cost of thanksgiving:
On thanksgiving day, a 16lb of turkey will cost about $22.23 and an estimated 2,000 thanksgiving fires will result in a property loss of worth $ 21 million. An individual will consume about 230 grams of fat in an average thanksgiving meal and a person need to walk for 30 miles to burn off the calories gained from the thanksgiving meal.
In America, every year thanksgiving day is celebrated on fourth Thursday of November. It is a fact that turkey was not served on the first thanksgiving day. Every year 2.01 billion wheat bushels and 248 million turkeys are grown in United States to celebrate thanksgiving day.
Thanksgiving meal and obesity:
Obesity and thanksgiving meal are interrelated as Americans consumes more than 1600 calories through the average thanksgiving meal. Several items served at thanksgiving dinner that are high in calories include turkey (340 calories), stuffing (180 calories), pumpkin pie (180 calories) and cranberry sauce (190 calories) etc.
Tips for safe health on thanksgiving:
On an average, thanksgiving dinner includes 3000 calories and 229 grams of fat. By switching to few traditional foods, you can cut down the amount of calories. Try to eat fruits and vegetables before getting to the thanksgiving table and exercise early on the next day to stay healthy.
Over 116.7 million households in America gather at a place to celebrate the national holiday and reports forecast that in the year 2011, 750 million pounds of cranberry were produced and 284 million turkeys were raised in United States. Over 2.4 million pounds of potatoes were produced by the top potato producing states in the country.
Interesting facts of thanksgiving:
At present, Americans eat 46 million turkeys during the thanksgiving compared to 22 million turkeys at Christmas. The items included in the thanksgiving meal are turkey, stuffing, corn, potatoes, ham, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. The Macy's parade organized by the Macy's employees is viewed by 3.5 million spectators.
Hispanics meal for thanksgiving:
Hispanics have created their own menu to serve at the thanksgiving day. Few items that are to served at the hispanicized thanksgiving include lavohcon, sucking pig, tembleque, apple chorizo stuffing, fostones and galabaza en tacha.
Seven largest supermarket chains:
For the year 2012, Publix market and whole foods market with 1.2 million fans and 1.2 million fans are at top position in the Facebook analysis. Based on fans actions on Facebook wall, publix with 52% takes major share on the social pie.
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