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Pistachio's Contain Antioxidants


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.

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.

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