For the Love of Pistachios!

Green and slightly sweet, Pistachios have been around for almost thousands of years. They come in colours ranging from yellow to different shades of green and are believed to have originated in western Asia. Archaeologists believe pistachios became a food as early as 7,000 B.C! They came to the United States in the mid-19th century and commercial production began in the 1970s.

Pistachio Health Benefits

Among the possible health benefits of pistachios:

  • They are high in unsaturated fatty acids and potassium. Both have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory traits.

  • They could lower your chances of having cardiovascular disease. 

  • They are bursting with the fibre & minerals that can help keep your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol in check. This fibre can also have a positive effect on your gut by adding "good" bacteria.

  • Some studies suggest that eating pistachios lowers the amount of fat and sugar (glycemic index) in your blood, as well as improves the flexibility and tone of your blood vessels. 

  • 49 kernels of pista have about 159 calories Pistachios are a cholesterol-free and a great source of vitamins and minerals, including Manganese, Phosphorous, Copper and Vitamin B6

Keep in mind - Pistachios will stay fresh (shelled or in-shell) for up to a year in a refrigerator or for up to 3 years in the freezer. You can enjoy them raw, on their own. 

They also make a great flavour addition to:

  • Salads

  • Ice cream, cheesecake, gelato or any dessert of your choice

  • Pesto Sauce

  • Biscotti

  • Granola

  • Yoghurt

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