Go ahead, indulge! Pistachios are nutrient-dense and they have a heart-healthy◊ fatty acid profile.1 The unique green and purple color is a result of the lutein and anthocyanin content and when compared with other nuts, pistachios contain the highest levels of many important nutrients (these are all good reasons to indulge).
Because Pistachios are sweet and nutty, they make a great accompaniment to both sweet and savory dishes. Add them to salads for extra crunch or top your yogurt for a sweet, nutty treat. Just keep in mind a serving size of pistachios is 1 ounce.
◊Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. See nutrition information for fat content.