National Pretzel Day Honors Oldest Snack Food

18 April, 2008 (09:41)

RECIPES: Soft Baked Pretzels, Monster Whole Wheat Pretzels

By Rae Udy

Isn’t it great to have a whole day to honor a favorite food? April 26th is National Pretzel Day and what an excuse to celebrate the many shapes and sizes of pretzels.
According to the website holiday, pretzels are believed to be the world’s oldest snack food. Dating back to 610 AD in Southern France, Monks baked thin strips of dough into the shape of a child’s arms folded in prayer as a reward for good behavior.
Soft Baked Pretzels provide three grams of protein, 12 percent daily value for thiamin, and eight percent riboflavin in each 100 calorie pretzel. These pretzels are also very low in fat and contain no cholesterol.Vegans can replace egg with suitable soy substitute.
Monster Whole Wheat Pretzels contain four grams of fiber in each serving and protein is increased to six grams. They are also a good source of
iron, vitamin B6 and niacin. These pretzels are large-size treats with 180 calories in each. Making smaller ones is an easy option to lower calories but still retain the nutritional goodness of pretzels.
From 610 AD to 2008 the pretzel continues to be a favorite snack food and its form is still considered a symbol of good luck, long life and prosperity.

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