Product of Turkey
One of the oldest nuts on earth, pistachio originate from Southeast Asia, Asia Minor, Pakistan and India.br>
They are a popular snack food often used in Indian and Mediterranean cuisines. Traditionally they are used to overcome kidney and gall bladder aches and relieves cough when pounded and mixed into honey. When the pistachio fruits are ripe, their fairly hard shells split open lengthwise.
Like other nuts, pistachios are cholesterol free, high in fibre and low in saturated fat. These nuts are also a very good source of protein with a relatively low calorie value compared to other nuts. Pistachios can also cut heart disease risk as the high monounsaturated fat content help lower total and "bad" cholesterol levels in the blood.
Pistachios are also rich in potassium, which helps regulate the body's fluid balance and phosphorus which helps build bones and teeth. Pistachios contains magnesium which are important in the conversion of the body's energy. A good source of vitamin B6 and thiamine, they aid in the absorption of protein as well as enhances energy, promoting normal appetite.
Recently, the journal of American Medical Association (Nov 2002) reported that women who ate 1 ounce of nuts (like pistachios and others) reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabeties by 20 to 30 %. These may be attributed to the magnesium, dietary fibre among other nutrients in pistachios and other nuts which are known to maintain balanced insulin and glucose levels.
Organically grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals and are not genetically modified. Meet the stringent Swiss standards of organic certification (IMO-Switzerland) and not dyed with artificial colorings, giving you the very best you can safely enjoy. Lightly roasted with salt.
Let these nuts form part of a healthy, balanced diet: sprinkle the pistachios on yoghurt, hot or cold cereal, or in cream cheese spreads for sandwiches and crackers. Chopped pistachios can be added to bread, pancake, waffle or muffin recipe or as a snack between meals.
Store in cool dry, air tight container.