Biggest Loser Nutritionist Joins APG’s Nutrition Ambassador Team


Cheryl Forberg, RD, is a James Beard award-winning chef and a New York Times bestselling author. In 2011 she was named as one of America’s 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.

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Miss California China Tour 2015


APG recently completed another successful tour of China to promote American pistachios in the world’s most populous country. Grower ambassadors, Thom Dille, Bill Seaman, and Dominic Pitigliano accompanied Miss California, along with Haiying Zhang, Director Asian Markets and Judy Hirigoyen, Vice President Global Marketing to tour the cities of Hangzhou, Qingdao, and Shenyang.

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APG Around the World

Meet APG's Newest Ambassadors


Famed Spanish chef, Paco Roncero and Italian Chef Stefania Corrado, a member of the Professional Association of Italian Chefs (APCI) and instructor at Food Genius Academy in Milan have joined APG’s team of chef ambassadors.

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Tulare “Farmer of the Year”

APG’s Jimi Valov Named
Tulare “Farmer of the Year”

Congratulations Jimi!
APG’s grower member Jimi Valov was recently named Tulare “Farmer of the Year” by the Kiwanis Club of Tulare. According to Celeste Thomas, event chair for the Farmer of the Year award ceremony, “The recipient is selected based on community involvement and volunteerism”.

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Pistachios have protein, beneficial fats, fiber and other important nutrients your body needs every day. Current research highlights key health and nutrition properties of pistachios.

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Nuts may Help Reduce the Burden of Cancer

A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has highlighted the connection between eating nuts – including pistachios – and a reduced risk of cancer. According to this review of existing research, eating nuts might have a protective effect against some cancers, including colorectal, pancreatic and endometrial cancer in women and prostate cancers in men, and is associated with lower risk of dying from cancer.

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Heart Health in Every Bite

This is a day for pistachio lovers around the world to celebrate PISTACHIOS, and eat their favorite nut all day long. Celebrate with Pistachio-Inspired Recipes.



Recently, American Pistachio Growers teamed up with Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Sharon Palmer, author of The Plant-Powered Diet and Plant-Powered for Life, to get the word out about the heart healthy benefits of American Pistachios.

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