You might have heard new commercials lately that say that pistachios are a complete protein. I was a little surpirsed, so I looked into it, and sure enough – it is!


From the USDA – PISTACHIOS DRY ROASTED – Serving size – 1 cup


Energy 567 kcal  
Protein 20 g  
Total lipid (fat) 43.33 g  
Carbohydrate, by difference 30 g  
Fiber, total dietary 10 g  
Sugars, total including NLEA 6.67 g  
Calcium, Ca 167 mg  
Iron, Fe 4 mg  
Potassium, K 1000 mg  
Sodium, Na 633 mg  
Vitamin D (D2 + D3), International Units 0 IU  
Fatty acids, total saturated 5 g  
Fatty acids, total trans 0 g  
Cholesterol 0 mg  
The bad news is that a cup of pistachios is over 600 calories, and they are kind of expensive. But indulge once in a while!

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