10 Health Benefits Of Pistachios


 Pistachios are a type of tree nut with numerous health benefits. Pistachios are an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, and fiber.

Research suggests that people have been eating pistachios for thousands of years. People consume them today in a variety of dishes from salads to ice creams.

Here are 10 science-backed benefits of eating pistachio nuts.

Benefits of pistachios

According to science, pistachios are:

1. Rich in nutrients

Pistachios contain many important nutrients.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1 ounce or approximately 49 kernels of unroasted nuts contain:

  • Calories: 159
  • Protein: 5.72 grams (g)
  • Fat: 12.85 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.70 g
  • Fiber: 3.00 g
  • Sugars: 2.17 g
  • Magnesium: 34 milligrams (mg)
  • Potassium: 291 mg
  • Phosphorus: 139 mg
  • Vitamin B-6: 0.482 mg
  • Thiamin: 0.247 mg

A serving of pistachios provides about 37 percent of the recommended daily vitamin B-6 intake or 1.3 mg for adults.

Vitamin B-6 plays a vital role in the body, particularly in relation to protein metabolism and cognitive development.

MedicalNewsToday, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Aug. 31, 2018