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Health Benefits:

Anti-inflammatory
Combats fatigue
Increases stamina
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of osteoarthistis
May regulate blood sugar
Provides energy

Nutrition:

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

Farming Trivia:

  • 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

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.