- Dry roasted salted California pistachios (in shell)
Health benefits of pistachios
- Pistachios are delicious tree nuts recognized for their wholesome nutrition properties. Together with walnuts, almonds and cashews, they offer good sources of protein, fats, and minerals.
- Pistachios are a rich source of energy; 100 g of kernels carry 557 calories. Additionally, they compose good amounts of mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and antioxidants. Regular consumption of pistachios in the diet may help lowering total as well as bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol levels within the blood.
- Pistachios are a rich source of many anti-oxidant phyto-chemical substances such as carotenes, vitamin E, and polyphenolic antioxidant compounds. Research studies suggest that these compounds may help remove toxic free-radicals from the body, and thus, protect it from diseases, cancers, and infections.
- Pistachios are excellent sources of vitamin E; especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; compose about 23 g per100 g. vitamin E is a powerful lipid-soluble antioxidant essential for maintaining the integrity of cell membranes of mucosa and skin. Vitamin E works as scavengers of harmful Free oxygen radicals.
- Pistachios are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B 6, and folates.
- Pistachios are a storehouse of minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. 100 g of nuts provide 144% of daily-recommended levels of copper. Copper is an essential trace mineral that is required in neuro-transmission, metabolism, as well as red blood cell (RBC) production.
A hand full of pistachios a day provides most of the recommended levels of phenolic anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins and protein.
Store in a cool dry place. It is ok to refrigerate or freeze.
|Principle||Nutrient Value||Percentage of RDA|
|Total Fat||44.44 g||148%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.520 mg||10%|
|Vitamin A||553 IU||18%|
|Vitamin C||5 mg||8%|
|Vitamin E-?||22.60 mg||150%|