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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Pistachios

Technically a fruit, these edible seeds of the Pistacia vera tree contain healthy fats and are a good source of protein, fiber and antioxidants.


  • Pistachios may lower blood cholesterol and improve blood pressure


  • Nuts are a good source of heart-healthy fats, and pistachios have this bonus: They're filled with plant sterols, the same substances in cholesterol-lowering products that help block cholesterol absorption in your gut.

    If you're allergic to nuts, you can also get plant sterols from sesame seeds.

    Pistachios are one of the most vitamin B6-rich foods around.  Vitamin B6 is important for several functions, including blood sugar regulation and the formation of hemoglobin, a molecule that carries oxygen in red blood cells.

    Nutrition Facts

    Amount Per 
    Calories 691
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 56 g86%
    Saturated fat 7 g35%
    Polyunsaturated fat 17 g
    Monounsaturated fat 29 g
    Trans fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg0%
    Sodium 1 mg0%
    Potassium 1,261 mg36%
    Total Carbohydrate 34 g11%
    Dietary fiber 13 g52%
    Sugar 9 g
    Protein 25 g50%
    Vitamin A10%Vitamin C11%
    Calcium12%Iron26%
    Vitamin D0%Vitamin B-6104%
    Vitamin B-120%Magnesium37%
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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