Nutrition

Download the Santa Barbara Pistachios Nutrient Fact Sheet

Pistachios are good for you! Santa Barbara Pistachios offer good nutrition as well as great taste! Try them, and you will truly become a health nut!

Calories

An ounce of pistachios contains 160 calories. Pistachios are nutrient-dense, providing a good balance of nutritional value per calorie.

Fat

Like all nuts, pistachios are relatively high in monounsaturated fats, which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol, possibly reducing the risk of coronary heart disease. What’s more, pistachios are low in saturated fat. “Scientific evidence suggests that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, including pistachios, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.” – FDA

Cholesterol

Pistachios have no cholesterol making them an excellent heart-healthy snack!heart

Fiber

Pistachios are an excellent source of dietary fiber. One ounce contains 3.1 grams of fiber–more than many recognized high fiber sources such as raisins, potatoes, wheat bread and celery. Although no daily requirement has been established for fiber, nutritionists target 30 to 40 grams of fiber per day. Pistachios will help you get there.

Potassium

Potassium balances body fluids and and electrolytes. Vital for muscle contraction and nerve impulses, potassium also improves endurance when exercising.

Protein

Pistachios are a good source of vegetable protein. As more concerned Americans look for protein from non-animal sources, pistachios in combination with other protein-rich fruits, vegetables and grains are a sound nutritional choice.

Carbohydrates

With 5 grams of carbohydrates per ounce, pistachios are an excellent source of complex carbohydrate energy.

Vitamins & Minerals

Pistachios contain significant amounts of important vitamins and minerals:

Serving Size 1oz. or ~ 47 Roasted/Salted Pistachios

Vitamin B-6 25% U.S. RDA
Copper 15% U.S. RDA
Thiamin 10% U.S. RDA
Vitamin B-6 25% U.S. RDA
Phosphorus 25% U.S. RDA
Magnesium 10% U.S. RDA
Iron 8% U.S. RDA
Calcium 6% U.S. RDA
Vitamin E 6% U.S. RDA
Selenium 4% U.S. RDA
Folate 4% U.S. RDA
Zinc 4% U.S. RDA