The # 1 seller in the nut family--Pistachio nuts are a popular snack, and chock-full of nutrients. California pistachios are roasted to perfection and lightly salted.
Why are Pistachios good for you?
● Did you know that pistachios are good for your heart? Pistachios can help keep your heart healthy and can help fight cell damage caused to free radicals in your body. That's one hearty nut.*
● Scientific evidence suggests that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts [such as Pistachio nuts] as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
● Good Source of fiber (See Nutrition Information) which is important for digestive and intestinal health.
* Source: http://www.pistachiohealth.com/consumerondering
A Nutty Nutritional Powerhouse
Pistachios are not only eye-catching; they have a unique nutty and slightly sweet flavor, and are packed with natural compounds. The compact nuts contain beneficial fatty acids, fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals and numerous phytochemicals, providing a good source of potassium, copper, phosphorus and vitamin B6. Pistachios also contain the carotenoid lutein, which gives them their signature green appearance.1
In addition, research has suggested the green nut appears to promote multiple aspects of overall cardiovascular wellness.**2 Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts such as pistachios as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. See nutrition information for fat content.
The Pistachio Principle
As if these tasty little edibles didn't have enough going for them, pistachios might also work well in a healthy weight management regimen.**3 The nut even has the distinction of prompting the "Pistachio Principle." This was developed during a small study that compared two groups of college students – one that ate shelled pistachios and another given pistachios still in their shells. Since the latter group had to remove the shells, they ate less nuts during the allotted time, yet reported feeling as satisfied as the other group, despite reduced consumption.4
Shelled or unshelled, it's clear that the pistachio is the "top nut" on the healthy snack playing field. Don't forget, pistachios are also great with other foods, whether tucked into a cool bowl of pistachio ice cream or sprinkled on a spinach salad. Given the nut's versatility, there's plenty of ways to eat well and be well by going green with pistachios!