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Enjoy Wonderful Pistachios

Updated on March 12, 2011

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious snack food that you and the other members of your family will love? The next time you're in the supermarket, consider picking up a package or two of Wonderful® Pistachios to enjoy at home, at work, at school, or on-the go. Brought to market by Paramount Farms, the largest pistachio and almond supplier in the world, Wonderful ® Pistachios are a great all natural snack option that is packed with flavor and rich in important, heart-healthy nutrients.

There are many reasons that pistachios make a terrific snack option. For example, because pistachios are such a nutrition bargain, many professionals in the field of nutrition refer to this type of snack nut as the "skinny nut".  As a matter of fact, when you enjoy pistachios as a snack, you can eat about 30 kernels for only 100 calories. A full serving is 49 pistachio kernels, which has only 160 calories.

Interesting Facts about Pistachio Nuts

There are many other interesting facts about pistachio nuts that make them a terrific, healthful snack choice.

It's a fact that pistachio snack nuts are:

  • Cholesterol free
  • Among the lowest calorie snack nut choices
  • Lower in fat than most other nuts
  • A good source of heart healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats
  • Better sources of phytosterols (a substance that slows the absorption of cholesterol) than other types of snack nuts
  • A rich source of potassium
  • An excellent source of dietary fiber
  • A great way to add protein to your diet
  • Rich in nutrients, providing more than 30 important vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients
  • An excellent source of Vitamin B6
  • Packed with antioxidants, providing more of the health benefits of antioxidants per ounce than green tea and red wine

Choose Wonderful Pistachios

According to Dominic Engels, Vice President of Marketing for Paramount Farms, "As the healthful properties of nuts become more widely recognized, pistachios have moved to the forefront for their heart heatlh and nutrient properties." If you haven't eaten pistachios in a while, now is a great time to bring home a few packages of these delicious snack nuts.

The next time you're in the supermarket, be sure to pick up some tasty and healthful pistachios for your family to enjoy. Wonderful ® Pistachios are available in many leading supermarkets throughout the United States, including Winn Dixie, Kroger, Albertson's Dominicks, Genuardi's, Randall's Food Markets, Safeway, Vons, and others. For more information about Wonderful ® Pistachios and the health benefits of eating pistachio nuts, see www.WonderfulPistachios.com and www.PistachioHealth.com.

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