May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of osteoarthistis
May regulate blood sugar
Serving size: 1 oz (49 kernels); Calories: 159; Fat: 13g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 0mg; Carbs: 8g; Fiber:3g; Sugars: 2.2g; Protein: 6g; Potassium: 8%DV; Vitamin A: 2%DV; Vitamin C: 2%DV; Calcium: 3%DV; Iron: 6%DV
Did You Know?
- Pistachios are related to the mango and the spice sumac.
- Pistachios are called “the smiling nut” in Iran and “the happy nut” in China. People in the Middle East sometimes refer to the pistachio as the "smiling pistachio." :)
- One serving of pistachios contains as much fiber as half a cup of broccoli.
Ways to Eat:
- As a snack
- In baked goods
- On a salad
- In the first century A.D., Emperor Vitellius introduced Rome to the pistachio
- Its a long wait to get the first nut. A pistachio tree takes 7-10 years to mature
- Pistachios are harvested by machines that shake the trees. It takes less than a minute