I was digging in my still-unpacked netbook bag today and found a delightful surprise! My Blissdom gift bag of pistachios from the folks at the green nut.org. They were a friendly bunch and provided some interesting information about pistachios:
A serving of pistachios is about 1 oz., or as the PR folks wisely pointed out equals 49 nuts! This is helpful for those of us who eat them singly. A serving will last forever.
Pistachios contain 13 grams of fat per serving (remember: that’s 49 nuts!), including 7g monounsaturated and 4g polyunsaturated, which may lower LDL (bad cholesterol). No trans fat in pistachios.
One serving of pistachios contains 3g of fiber. That’s about 12% of the RDA and about the same as in a half-cup of cooked broccoli.
There are 6g of protein in one serving of pistachios, about the same as almonds.
A serving of pistachios has as much potassium as an orange.
Pistachios are high in vitamin B6,with each serving having about the same B6 as half an avocado.
There are a bunch of tasty-looking pistachio recipes and tips for incorporating them into your day on the green nut.org. Check it out if you love pistachios!
Are you a pistachio fan? Any recipes to share?
FTC: The pistachio people didn’t ask for this post. I’m just sharing a delightful snack idea!
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