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Pistachios have no cholesterol and a one ounce serving has only 170 calories. Nuts also offer a host of other nutrients such as folate, vitamin E, phosphorus and magnesium. The nutrition in nuts can quell hunger pangs on fewer calories - making them hard to beat when compared to other snack foods that provide empty calories with minimal nutritional value.
USDA researchers recently found that eating pistachios may help you reach your weight-loss goal, partly because some of the fat in the nuts may not be fully absorbed by the digestive system. Pistachios pack another waistline advantage: They offer the most pieces per ounce, so that you can eat more for fewer calories. (Source: Women's Health Magazine: Oct 2011).
Other health benefits:
Eating a single serving of pistachios (about 49 nuts) has a comparable amount of potassium to a small banana.
49 pistachios serve up 20% of your daily value of vitamin B6, about the same as half an avocado.
The amount of fiber in one serving of pistachios (3g) is the equivalent of eating about 1/2 cup of broccoli.
A single serving of pistachios provides you the same amount of protein in one ounce of soybeans.
Serving Size: 1 ounce Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 1.5g
Trans Fat 0g Polyunsaturated Fat 4g Monounsaturated 7g
Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 160mg Potassium: 300mg
Total Carbohydrate: 9g Dietary Fiber: 3g Sugars: 2g Protein: 6g
Vitamin A: 2% Vitamin C: less than 2% Calcium: 4% Iron: 6%
Calories per gram: Fat: 9 Carbohydrate: 4 Protein: 4
Green Chili Pistachios: Salt,Jalapeno Pepper, Habanero,Garlic, Green Food Coloring(Yellow 5 and 6, Blue 1, Citric Acid and Sodium Benzoate (Preservative)).
Red Chili Pistachios: Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Habanero, Garlic, Red Food Coloring (Propylene Glycol, Red 40, Red 3 and Propylparaben (Preservative)).
Garlic Pistachios: Salt, Garlic Oil, Garlic Powder
Lemon Pistachios: Salt, Lemon Oil, Lemon Powder
Ranch Pistachios: Salt, MSG maltodextrin, dry garlic, dry onion, guar gum, parsley, spices, soybean oil, and or silicon dioxide to prevent caking
Habanero Limon Pistachios: Salt, Habanero Powder, Lemon Powder, Lemon Oil
Cracked Pepper Pistachio Nutmeats: Salt, Pistachio Kernels, Onion Powder, Black Pepper, Black Pepper Flavoring Oil, soybean oil.
Roasted/Salted Pistachios: Salt
Spicy Ranch Pistachios: Salt, MSG Maltodextrin, dry garlic, dry onion, guar gum, parsley, spices, soybean oil, and/or silicon dioxide to prevent caking, habanero powder.
BBQ Pistachios: Salt, Onion, Garlic, Black Pepper, Papain, Mesquite, MSG, Paprika, Soybean Oil, Spices.
Hot Onion: Salt, Onion Powder, Vinegar Powder, Black Pepper Oil, Habanero Powder.
Pistachio Brittle: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Pistachios, Butter, Vanilla, Baking Soda, Salt - Nutritional Values: 1 serving is 194.7 calories, 110 calories from fat (56% of daily value) , Total Fat 12.2g, Saturated Fat: 5.4g, Sodium 55.7mg, Total Carbohydrate 20.9g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 17.9g, Protein 2.1g
Atomic Hot Chili Pistachio Brittle: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Pistachios, Butter, Vanilla, Baking Soda, Salt, Chili Powder