Pistachios 101
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Pistachios

Our Pistachios 101 is everything you need to know about pistachios. From nutrition, health benefits, and how to use pistachios!

Pistachios are a healthy and delicious treat for sweet and savory snacks and foods! Great for using as a crust/breading on your desserts or protein and as a garnish to almost everything! The perfect snack to just crack the shell open to get that delicious morsel of a nut. The pistachio tree is native to regions of Central Asia, including present-day Iran and Afghanistan. (1) 

Fun fact: Did you know that pistachios are a member of the cashew family? The pistachio tree can even live possibly up to 300 years. That’s so crazy!

Nutrient Profile

1 Ounce (28 grams) of raw unroasted pistachios contains:

  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 12.5 grams 
  • Carbs: 8 grams

Benefits of Pistachios

  • Rich in vitamin B6 and potassium.
  • High in protein, fiber, and antioxidants.
  • High in lutein and zeaxanthin which promotes eye health.
  • Fewer calories and more protein than most other nuts.
  • May aid in weight loss.
  • Promotes healthy gut bacteria.
  • May help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Supports reproductive health.




What you can make with Pistachios

  • Nut Butter
  • Nut Milk
  • Nut/Granola Bars
  • Candied Nuts
  • Cookies
  • Baked Goods
  • Garnishing for salads, yogurts, and etc.

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