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Pistachio
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Pest Control & Plant Nutrition

As any hobby gardener knows, plants need proper nutrition and harmful pests must be controlled. American Pistachio Growers are very invested in research with leading universities, partnering to constantly improve both the quality of their product and the environment in which we live.

 

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Antioxidants and Phytochemicals

Pistachios have four times the total antioxidant capacity of cashews as well as more flavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and may lower your risk for cancer and heart disease -- 18 milligrams per 100 grams of pistachios compared with 1.99 milligrams per 100 grams in cashews -- according to an article published in the "Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition" in 2010.

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Considerations

While nuts like pistachios and cashews may provide nutrition and health benefits, they are still high in calories.

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Heart Health

Consuming 1.5 ounces per day of pistachios and many other nuts may be beneficial for heart health. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't recommend cashews for this purpose, however, as they contain higher amounts of saturated fat.

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