February 24th is National Tortilla Chip Day!

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Here are today’s five things to know about Tortilla Chip:

Most tortilla chips are triangular shaped because they are cut from a round tortilla.

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In Mexico, Tortilla Chips are called tostados, toasted chipsOutside of North America they are called “corn chips”

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Doritos brand is the first toasted tortilla chip launched nationally in the U.S.(1966).

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Tortilla chips are considered the most fattening item sold in Mexican restaurants with as much as 2 grams of fat per chip.

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Nachos are said to be created by Ignacia Anaya in 1943,and account for 30% of all restaurant tortilla chips.

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Today’s Food History

  • 1874 RIP John Bachman, A Naturalist who wrote some of the text for John James Audubon’s albums of birds and mammals of North America.
  • 1938 DuPont begins production of nylon toothbrush bristles. A patent had been granted in 1937. The nylon bristles replaced hog bristles. Yes, toothbrushes used to be made with hog bristles.
  • 1955 Steven Jobs was born, co-founder of Apple computer company. According to the company, he “grew up in the apricot orchards which later became known as Silicon Valley.”
  • 1989 A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.

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