Happy World Pistachio Day! Luv-lies
Here’s a few Fun Facts about the pistachio nut:
~ Native to Central Asia & Middle East, they made there debut in the United States in 1880
~ it is related to the Cashew Nut
~ it is a desert plant
~ In 2013, the City Council of Avenal, California, proclaimed the city to be the Pistachio Capital of the World
~ The FDA says that they help to lower heart disease
~ Americans consume about 45,000 tons of pistachio a year
~ Here’s the ‘FAT’ breakdown:
roughly 14% saturated fat, 54% monounsaturated fat
and 32% polyunsaturated fat. A 1-cup serving of pistachio seeds contains 6.143 g
~ They are antioxidant rich and high in fiber, copper, manganese, and vitamin B6.
Need more reasons to consume this delicious excuse to eat salt?
The World’s view of the Pistachio Nut
Here’s some Fun, Fast Pistachio Recipes
How will you celebrate World Pistachio Day?
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