Unraveling the natures secret code, The Fibonacci sequence proves that we all share the same basic structure. Even the date November 23, resemble the beginning of this sequence, that is, 1,1,2,3. Also, we see November 23 as National Cashew Day. so let us read some amazing facts about cashew and get to know about the Fibonacci sequence a little more up close.
Fibonacci number, a unique sequence of numbers, which in math and science classes referred as the “nature’s secret code”. Moreover, it also relates to the golden ratio and the golden triangle. In this sequence of numbers, each number is the sum of the previous two numbers. Fibonacci sequence can be found every where around us. The processors and data storage system of the computer uses this sequence. Even the stock trading and architecture has this sequence. Above all, the nature and human DNA has this sequence of numbers. Therefore, this simple sequence of numbers can be fount in the most unexpected and surprising of places. Therefore we celebrate this sequence on November 23 every year.
Leonardo Fibonacci was born in 1170, in Italy. His father being a merchant, travelled around the world a lot. Therefore, he also travelled with him.
Fibonacci did not invent this number sequence. But he introduced the Hindu-Arabic number system in the Europe. Hence, instead of using Roman Numerals I, II, III, etc. Hindu numerals wrote 1, 2, 3, etc. In the same way, he published his book Liber Abaci in the year 1202. Therefore, in this book he introduced the Fibonacci number sequence to the Western world. The origin of this number sequence has dated back to around 700 AD, in Indian mathematics, known as Virahanka numbers. But since Fibonacci introduced it in the world, this sequence has named after him, Fibonacci number.
How to Celebrate
The reason why we celebrate this day on November 23, because this day is the beginning of the Fibonacci sequence. That is 1,1,2,3. You can celebrate it by reading more about it or just simply watch videos about it. Or you can just go around observing the nature and find the existence of this sequence there! Also you can make fun Fibonacci spiral cookies.
Plain, salted or caramelized, you can have this nut in savory form as well as sweet. The crunchy and full of flavor, it is none other than Cashew nut. November 23, every year, celebrates the health benefits of this flavorful nut. From working as a garnishing on your pasta dishes to the ice cream sundae, you can relish cashew in ay form in-between.
The Cashew tree can grow upto thirty-two feet tall. The fruit of the cashew tree is called “cashew apple”. In Natal, Brazil, world’s largest cashew tree, covering almost 1.8 acres of land can be found. Therefore, this tree is almost seventy times bigger than a normal tree.
The Portuguese from Brazil, brought the cashew to Goa, India, in 1560s. And then, from there it spread all over to the Southeast Asia, ultimately reaching Africa. The cashew, unlike other nuts, does not have a hard outer shell, like walnuts or almonds. Hence, making is quite difficult for transportation.
How to Celebrate
As compared to other nuts, like Peanuts, cashew causes very fewer allergies. Cashew has high number of antioxidants with traces of copper, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorous. You can celebrate this day by spreading the cashew butter on your toast for the breakfast. Or you can simple just drizzle it over on your favorite pasta dish or ice-cream sundae. Above all, you can simply just roast it plain, with salt or other herbs and spices of your choice and much on these crunchy delights.