20 Jan 10 Facts About Pistachios
US News published an article discussing ten lesser-known facts about pistachios. The first of which was that pistachios have as much protein as an egg! This is even more exciting when you realize that they also have over 30 different vitamins and minerals. If that wasn’t enough, the US FDA has stated that pistachios may be able to reduce the risk of heart disease.
As a low-fat, low-calorie snack, pistachios are a healthier alternative and can be used in a variety of recipes. Not only do they taste fantastic but they can also reduce calorie consumption by keeping you fuller longer.
Labeled as the “happy nut” for appearing like it’s smiling, China uses pistachios as a symbol of health, happiness, and good fortune. The pistachio has certainly delivered prosperity to the United States, California alone producing more than 550 million pounds annually.