Pistachios are sweet and slightly sour flavour, they have the most amazing shade of green. Like all nuts, pistachios are really good for you.
The main benefits of pistachios are:
- High in antioxidants
Pistachios contain more antioxidants than most other nuts and seeds. In fact, only walnuts and pecans contain more.
- Low in calories
28 grams of pistachios contains 159 calories, compared with 185 calories in walnuts and 193 calories in pecans
- High in protein
With protein comprising about 20% of their weight, pistachios are second only to almonds when it comes to protein content
- Promote healthy gut bacteria
Pistachios are high in fiber, which is good for your gut bacteria. Eating pistachios may increase the number of bacteria that produce beneficial short-chain fatty acids like butyrate.
- May help lower blood sugar
Despite having a higher carb content than most nuts, pistachios have a low glycemic index, meaning they don’t cause large blood sugar spikes.
- May promote blood vessel health, may lower cholesterol and blood pressure
If you like pistachios you are going to love this dessert!
Vegan Pistachio Pudding
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