Pistachios' Nutrition Power

Good things come in small packages and the nutrition benefits of pistachios are no exception. It’s not surprising pistachios have been considered beneficial to health for centuries by societies all over the world.1 Pistachios are a source of many essential vitamins and minerals, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, protein and fiber.

      •   A one-ounce serving of pistachios equals 49 nuts, which is more nuts per serving than any other snack nut.
      •   Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free and sodium-free food that contains 13 grams of fat per serving, the majority of which (11.5 grams) comes from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Saturated fat contributes only 1.5 grams per serving.
      •   One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (290mg, 8% of the Daily Value) as a half of a large banana (250 mg, 7% of the Daily Value) and 3 grams of filling fiber.






























Additional materials and Resources for Health Professionals
Nutritional Facts Label
Pistachio Nutrients and % DV

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Post Exercise Aid - Pistachios can
help to meet the post exercise
needs of casual fitness enthusiasts
and athletes*

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Heart Health - Certain nutrients
in pistachios may help with heart
health, according to recent
research***

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Weight Management -There
are several good reasons why pistachios
may help to support weight management
programs as part of a varied, balanced
diet and healthy lifestyle.

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Pistachios and Health
Pistachios provide a variety of
nutrients offering diverse
benefits to health****

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*Pistachios are a source of protein which contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle. Pistachios are a high source of potassium which helps your muscles work normally and supports normal blood pressure. Pistachios are a high source of vitamin B6 which helps you feel less tired and contributes to the normal metabolism of protein and glycogen. Pistachios are a source of magnesium which helps your muscles work normally, supports normal protein synthesis and helps you feel less tired. Pistachios are a source of vitamin B2 which supports the normal release of energy from foods, supports normal iron metabolism and helps you feel less tired. Pistachios are a source of zinc which supports normal immune system function, normal protein synthesis and plays a role in normal carbohydrate metabolism.

**Pistachios are a source of protein, supporting normal bones and contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle. Pistachios are a high source of monounsaturated fats. Replacing saturated fats in the diet with unsaturated fats contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol. Pistachios are a high source of fibre. Pistachios are a high source of chromium, potassium, manganese, phosphorous and copper, and a source of magnesium, iron, selenium and zinc.

***Pistachios are a high source of potassium which help muscles work normally and supports normal blood pressure, plus chromium which contributes to maintaining normal blood glucose levels. Pistachios are a source of protein which contributes to the growth & maintenance of muscles,and a source of folate which contributes to normal blood formation, metabolism of homocysteine and plays a role in making cells in the body.

****Pistachios are a high source of chromium which contributes to maintaining normal blood glucose level and plays a role in the normal metabolism of fat, protein and carbohydrates. Pistachios are a source of iron which supports normal oxygen transport around the body, normal release of energy from foods, normal immune system function, contributes to normal thinking abilities and helps you feel less tired. Pistachios are a high source of vitamin B6 which contributes to normal metabolism of homocysteine, normal psychological function/ contributes to normal mental health, normal metabolism of protein and glycogen and helps maintain normal hormone levels.