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the benefits of pistachios

17th August 2016 by Jess

These nuts are famous for their bright green colour, so they tend to be an easy one for people to remember. They typically come salted in bags and are served up as bar snacks, but stripped back to their kernel, they both look and taste beautiful.

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Our raw pistachio kernels not only taste great, they're also a source of vitamins B1 and B6. This helps to keep your heart healthy and aid the formation of red blood cells - pretty important, I think you'll agree! Enjoy in a tasty snack, or try using these pistachios instead of pine nuts when making homemade pesto.

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Jess's 5 favourite ways to eat pistachios:

  • In a pesto, blended up with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and parmesan cheese
  • Blended into frozen yoghurt for that winner pistachio ice cream flavour!
  • Sprinkled on top of roasted sweet potato or carrots with a tahini and lemon juice dressing and some pomegranate seeds
  • Mixed into homemade chocolate super bites
  • Pistachio and watermelon salad with feta cheese and mint – the perfect BBQ summer-time salad!
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By Jess, graze nutritionist.

Our nutritionist extraordinaire, Jess trained at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition and is a registered practitioner with the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy. She's the creator of our health badges, to help you choose the snacks and boxes that are right for you. Check out everything from Jess on our blog, with recipes and tricks to help you keep making better choices, or go to her website at jessntom.com for even more.

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