Eating Healthily with Pistachio

7 Mar

Pistachio looks like beautiful with its emerald hue. Many people like it ,but have little ideas of it .It is not only famous with fresh-color, but also with its nutritional value. First of all, it commonly grown in Turkey and Iran, 98 percent of the American crop of pistachios is grown in California. You can spot these distinctive nuts by their tan outer shell and the small green nut peaking out (the shell splits open when the nuts are ripe). Pistachios are available shelled or unshelled, salted or unsalted. Some research suggests that shelled nuts are a better choice for portion control– having to pop open the shell slows you down when munching. I love its original tasting, but it is also great with other ways to do with it. Eating healthily is our goal!

Eating Healthily with Pistachios

And one-ounce portion of pistachios (about 50 pieces) has 157 calories, 13 grams of fat, 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein. You’ll also be crunching on an ample amount of iron, thiamin and vitamin B6. Pistachios also rank highest among nuts in the antioxidant department.

What To Do With Pistachios
When crushing up pistachios to make a coating for chicken or fish. Sprinkle chopped nuts to add crunch to salads and grain dishes or blend with herbs for a fresh take on pesto. The sweet and nutty flavor can also jazz up cookies, fruit salad, yogurt parfaits and frozen yogurt. To enhance the flavor, toast in a dry pan or 375-degree oven for 5 minutes before using. Or try the following simple recipe, courtesy of Pistachio Health.

Pistachios + Aged Gouda + Gala Apple Wedges Drizzled with Lavender Honey + Cold Ginger Beer (in photo above)

A delicate hint of salted, dry-roasted pistachios counterbalance the caramel-like sweetness of aged Gouda to blend naturally with the crisp juiciness of Gala apples. Lavender honey adds a fragrant, sweet earthiness that brings out the pistachios’ own earthy flavor. 

Thinly slice Gala apples and arrange on a platter; drizzle with lavender honey and serve alongside chunks of aged Gouda and bowls brimming with pistachios.

All of these good recipes is for you, hope you have a healthy eating.

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One Response to “Eating Healthily with Pistachio”

  1. aropistachios March 7, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    Two great ideas, Eating Healthy and Pistachio. What better than ARO Pistachios – having fiber, potassium, and antioxidants, and so much more? You can’t go wrong! check out http://www.orandiranch.com for great pistachios handcrafted with Himalayan Pinksalt!

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