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Health Benefits and Other Info

Energy Source

·         Pistachios are rich source of energy; 100g of nuts contain 557 calories. Nonetheless, the nuts contain

many health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.


A Healthy Lipid Profile

·         The nuts are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of antioxidants.

Regular intake of pistachios in the diet help to lower total as well as bad LDL cholesterol and increase good

HDL cholesterol levels in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet that is rich in dietary

fiber, mono-unsaturated fatty acids, and antioxidants help to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by

favoring a healthy blood lipid profile.


Fight Free Radicals

·         They are rich source of many phyto-chemical substances that may contribute to their overall antioxidant

activity, including carotenes, vitamin E, and polyphenolic antioxidant compounds. Research studies have 

been suggestive of that these compounds help body remove toxic free radicals and thus, protect body 

from diseases, cancers, as well as infections. 


Excellent Source of Vitamins

·         Pistachios are an excellent source of vitamin-E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; contain about 

23g per 100g. Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, essential for maintaining the integrity of the 

cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin; offers protection from harmful oxygen free radicals.

·         The nuts are packed with many important B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, 

thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates.


Mineral Source

·         These nuts are storehouse of minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, 

magnesium, zinc, and selenium. 100g nuts provide 144% of daily-recommended levels of copper. 

Copper is an essential trace mineral that is required in neuro-transmission, metabolism, as well as 

red blood cell (RBC) synthesis.