Tag: pistachio

Nuts About Pistachios

by in Healthy Recipes, February 8, 2012
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Pistachios are wonderful on their own, but they make a great appetizer when drizzled with honey and served with apples and cheese.

No other nut boasts an emerald hue like the pistachio does. Find out what you’re getting when you crack open a pistachio.

Pistachio Basics
Commonly grown in Turkey and Iran, 98 perecent of the American crop of pistachios is grown in California. You can spot these distinctive nuts by their tan outer shell and the small green nut peaking out (the shell splits open when the nuts are ripe). Pistachios are available shelled or unshelled, salted or unsalted. Some research suggests that shelled nuts are a better choice for portion control– having to pop open the shell slows you down when munching.

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In the News: More Recalls, Soda Taxes & Over-the-Top Food Calories

by in Food News, June 26, 2009

From this week’s headlines: The scoop on Hasselbeck’s gluten-free book lawsuit, more recalls, prepping carrots for better health and 5 foods with unbelievably high calories.

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In the News: Fitness for Dog Lovers, A Whopper of a Shake & Eating for the Earth

by in Food News, May 22, 2009

From the headlines this week: a 2,000-calorie milkshake, more food recalls, an unexpected post-workout snack, weight loss for pet owners and more.

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