February 26th is National Pistachio Nut Day, a snack beloved by many. But pistachios also shine in recipes, like those below.

> The history of pistachio nuts.
 
 
PISTACHIO RECIPES

Breakfast

  • Avocado Toast With Pistachios
  • Pistachio Chocolate Muffins (photo #3)
  • Raspberry & Cream Croissants
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    Appetizers, Soups & Salads

  • Colorful Easter Salad
  • Curried Goat Cheese, Apricot & Pistachio Bites
  • Greek Salad With Pistachio Garnish
  • Savory Strawberry Gazpacho With Pistachio Garnish
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    Mains & Sides

  • Kale, Bacon & Pistachio Pasta
  • Pistachio Pesto & Pesto Variations
  • Pork & Apricot Fried Rice With Pistachios
  • Roast Cauliflower Recipe With Brown Butter & Pistachios
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  • Desserts
  • Easiest Tart For Berries & Stone Fruits
  • Grilled Peaches With Burrata & Pistachios
  • Poached Pears With A Pistachio Cloak (photo #2)
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    Snacks

  • Candy Apples With Pistachios
  • Strawberry Pistachio Nougat
  • White Chocolate Pistachio Fudge
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    PISTACHIOS & HEALTH

    A USDA study presented on Monday shows that pistachio nuts, already one of the lowest-calorie nuts, may contain fewer calories per serving than originally thought.

    Why? Scientific research indicates that fat from nuts is poorly absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract.

    The study confirmed that the fat from pistachio nuts, specifically, is not completely digested or absorbed, resulting in a lower energy value. Energy value translates into calories. (The exact calorie savings has yet to be calculated.)

    Fats make up the largest component of nuts. Here’s the nutritional breakdown for pistachios.

    The study also confirmed the heart-health benefits of pistachios among individuals who included 1.5 to 3 ounces of pistachio nuts in their daily diets.

    Dubbed the “skinny nut” by nutrition experts, about 30 pistachio kernels make a satisfying, 100-calorie snack. Another research finding: In-shell snackers eat 41% fewer calories than those who snack on shelled nuts. Not only does it slow down the eating process, but researchers also found that in-shell pistachios offer a visual cue to help reduce intake.

    Pistachio nuts are also nutrient-dense and are an excellent source of copper and manganese vitamin B6 and a good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, protein, and thiamine.
     
     
     
     
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    [1] A favorite for snacking (photo © The Gilded Nut).


    [2] Poached pear with pistachio cloak (photo © Brendan Mica | Santuari Restaurant | Los Angeles).

    Pistachio Muffins
    [3] Pistachio Muffins With Chocolate Chunks (photo © Agnese Italian Recipes | Blogspot)

    White Chocolate Pistachio Fudge
    [4] White chocolate pistachio fudge (photo © Seduction Meals).

     

     
     

      

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