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Vivapura Pistachio Kernels - Raw, Organic

A half pound of Raw, Organic Pistachio Kernels from Vivapura
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Dazzle your senses with vibrant yellow-green color and a sweet smooth taste. Our organic, raw pistachios are grown in California. Once ripe, they naturally crack open making it easy to shell them in a low-temperature process. Our Pistachio Kernels are bits of the colorful flesh, wonderfully sized for easy addition to recipes.
The Pistachio nut is actually classified as a fruit " a yummy one! Pistachios are a cousin of mangoes. They are one of the oldest living trees; one of only two nuts mentioned in the Torrah/Bible (Genisis 43:11). In Iran, Pistachios are known as the "smiling nut," and in China, the "happy nut." May they bring you great joy!

The Power of Pistachios*:

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 are attributed to the reduction of the risk of heart disease.

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). Shown to lower cholesterol.

Carotenoids, Lutein and Zeaxanthin:

Pistachios are the only nuts that contain a significant amount of the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. The intake of these carotenoids has been associated with a reduced risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Lutein is also good for artery health. 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.

Suggested Uses:

Sprinkle ground or whole in salad or favorite dish. Add whole to your trail mix. Use in deserts. Enjoy a handful mixed with Monukka Raisins!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

8 oz