N is for Nuts

Happy National Pistachio Day!

That’s right, February 26 is the day to celebrate all things pistachio! Here are some pistachio fun facts:

  • One serving of pistachios (roughly 47-49 nuts) contains three grams of fiber
  • Of the 13 grams of fat per pistachio serving, 11.5 grams come from mono- and polyunsaturated fats
  • A serving of pistachios has as much potassium as half of a large banana (290 mg)
  • Pistachios are a good source of calcium, vitamin A, choline and carotenoids like beta carotene and lutein

Source: AmericanPistachios.org

Check out the infographic below for more information on how nuts can be a nutritious part of a healthy diet!

The following information was originally posted on Dec. 29, 2014:

Do you go nutty for nuts? Nuts are packed with heart-healthy fats, protein, and disease-fighting vitamins and minerals. To learn more about nuts, we reached out to Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator of Nutrition, Food Safety and Cooking, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Click on the infographic below to open a PDF.

nuts infographic


Want more blogger-approved recipes that incorporate the nutrition power of nuts? Get your snack on with these Savory Mixed Nuts compliments of Sheila from Eat2Gather. And, satisfy your sweet tooth with these 5 Ingredient Toasted Pecan Snowball Cookies from Philia of SweetPhi.

The image “Honey Roasted Mixed Nuts” by Sprogz is licensed under CC BY 2.0.