Nuts are a staple food for communities around the world.

To find out more about nuts, where they come from and how they can be good for you and good for the people who grow and gather them, please visit:

Who we are

Please follow these links to find out more about the people and organisations supporting National Nut Day!

World Vegan Day





The Vegetarian


Nuts from around the world

National Nut Day will celebrate all that is great about eating nuts. As well as being a delicious snack and cooking ingredient, nuts are:

      Highly nutritious – a source of vital fatty acids, omega fats, protein and many vitamins and minerals.

      Good for the environment – switching our main source of protein from meat to nuts whenever we can helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition the trade in Brazil nuts helps to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

      Good for our health – the Government’s Chief Medical Officer says 18,000 premature deaths from heart disease would be avoided every year if we cut our meat consumption by half. Nuts are a good value form of protein which can help us do this.

      One of the least well-known items in the Fairtrade shopping basket - yet UK nut lovers can buy Fairtrade Brazil nuts, cashews, peanuts, walnuts and almonds. This means the farmers and gatherers are protected by the guaranteed fair deal which comes with Fairtrade.

What’s National Nut Day about?