Healthy Pistachio Recipes
- Chocolate Bark with Pistachios & Dried Cherries
- Farro with Pistachios & Herbs
- Fennel & Orange Salad with Toasted Pistachios
- Holiday Cranberry-Orange Pistachio Bars
- Pistachio-Cardamom Thins
- Pistachio Chocolate Pudding
- Pistachio-Crusted Tuna Steaks
- Tropical Fruits with Pistachios & Coconut
- Wild Rice with Dried Apricots & Pistachios
- Wok-Seared Chicken Tenders with Asparagus & Pistachios
What you get
One ounce of pistachios (about 49 nuts) has 3 grams of fiber and is an excellent source of copper and vitamin B6 (20% dv) and a good source of manganese, phosphorus and thiamin. Research suggests that lutein, an antioxidant in pistachios, helps protect “bad” LDL cholesterol from oxidization by free radicals. (Oxidized LDL contributes to the development of plaque in arteries.)
- Shopping Tip
- Find pistachios in and out of their shells, roasted and/or salted, at most supermarkets and natural-foods stores.
- Storage Tip
- Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 months or freeze for up to 6 months.
The Queen of Sheba considered pistachios to be an aphrodisiac and ordered all pistachios grown in her kingdom to be given to her and her court.