Among "nuts", pistachios are one of the most nutritious varieties. In relation to their calorie value (160 calories per ounce), pistachios are rich in many nutrients. A one-ounce serving of pistachios offers more than 30 different vitamins, minerals and beneficial phytonutrients. Low in cholesterol and sodium, Pistachios help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.
Excellent Source of Important Minerals
: Copper Manganese Phosphorus Potassium Magnesium Excellent Source of B Vitamins: Vitamin B6 - containing as much as beef liver (sorry to the vegetarians for the flesh reference).Per serving, pistachios provide 20% of the Daily Value. Shown to lower homocysteine levels; required for a range of biochemical reactions involved in protein metabolism, immune function. Thiamin (15% DV) Other B vitamins, such as folate and biotin at 4% DV, and riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid at 2% DV. High Total Phenols and Antioxidant Capacity
: Phenolic compounds are believed to account for a major portion of the antioxidant capacity of many plant foods. Pistachios contain more total polyphenols than any fruit or vegetable on an equal weight basis. Protects against oxidative stress and inflammation. A one ounce serving of pistachios scores higher on the USDA's antioxident scorecard than a cup of green tea. Amino Acid Arginine: Precursor to nitric oxide, the natural antioxidant that helps dilate vessels and increase blood flow. Positive Arginine: Lysine Ratio (1.8:1). Carotenoids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin: Pistachios are the only nuts that contain a significant amount of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. More lutein than a glass of orange juice or three medium tangerines. One of the Highest Fiber Nuts: Pistachios are one of the highest fiber nuts. Each ounce provides 3 grams of dietary fiber, or about 12% of the Daily Value. Beneficial for the digestive tract and for the maintenance of healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.Packaging
: 8 oz Resealable Compostable BPA Free Biotrē® Film