Let me tell you about my favourite go-to snack. It is one of the lowest calorie, lowest fat and highest fiber nut. Since over a decade it has been a part of my client’s and mine daily food. It’s California pistachios! It really is nutrition in a nutshell.
Nuts have made a big comeback on the healthy foods list. After suffering a bad rap for many decades, they are back in action as the good news about their health benefits has been coming in regularly lately.
Small, green colour pistachio nuts are also known as the ‘smiling’ or ‘happy’ nut as the split open shell looks like a smiling face & these bright coloured nuts makes everything look happier. Among Iranian & Turkish varieties, California pistachios are the largest in size.
A garnish on some foods, an afterthought in some others, the glorious pistachio has spent many a moment on the sidelines of nutrition. Even those most committed to the cause of dry fruit, often leave out this shell-cracking-carefully-extracting route to good health.
Compared with other nuts, dry roasted pistachios have a lower fat content and therefore, lower in calorie content per serving (160 kcal/28g), while offering the most nuts per serving among most popular snack nuts.
Diabetes is on the rise. According to the World Health Organization, 422 million adults have diabetes and 3.7 million deaths are due to diabetes and high blood glucose. That’s 1 person in 11 that have diabetes, globally!1