APG Ambassador 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. Cheryl received her culinary education at the California Culinary Academy (CCA) in San Francisco. In 2004 she was selected as the nutritionist for the NBC hit show, The Biggest Loser. As the show’s nutritionist, her role is to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives.
While visiting California’s Central Valley, both Cheryl Forberg, RD, an APG ambassador and chef/nutritionist for The Biggest Loser, and Sonya Jones, a Biggest Loser contestant were interviewed by multiple media outlets. The valley’s leading television programs and news publications featured Sonya and Cheryl who spoke about how pistachios are the ideal snack for weight loss and healthy weight maintenance.
Get excited, APG is moving our popular industry gathering to a beautiful new venue with centralized conference meeting area, expanded exhibit space and a new format, closing with the Gala event on Friday night.
Sponsor, Exhibitor and registration information will soon be provided to members and then posted on APGPOWER.ORG
Who: Pistachio Growers and affiliated industry partners
What: Ninth Annual Conference presented by American Pistachio Growers
When: WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY, February 17-19, 2016 with FRIDAY NIGHT GALA
Where: JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in PALM DESERT, California
Click here to view tentative conference schedule.
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.
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.
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.
China’s veteran pastry chef, Mr. Jitong Cao, led the training workshop. He created four pistachio-based recipes to demonstrate the culinary possibilities of baking with American pistachios: American Pistachio Sponge Cake Bar; American Pistachio Multi-Flavor Stuffing Cake Ball; American Pistachio White Chocolate Mousse Cake; and American Pistachio Rose Apricot Mousse Cake.Read More >
American Pistachio Growers joined forces with Ashley TOGO in Korea with a summer salad promotion featuring American pistachios.Read More >
Not only are pistachios packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, and other important nutrients, but they are also one of the lowest calorie nuts with only 160 calories in one serving. That’s about 49 kernels – more nuts per serving than any other nut.
The September issue of Men's Fitness magazine featured APG ambassador, pro cyclist Mark Cavendish. In the article, "Pro Cyclist Mark Cavendish's Diet Rules," Cavendish talks about his approach to nutrition as more everyday athlete than superhuman speed demon. According to Cavendish, "Never go completely synthetic- your body needs real food. Instead of concocting recovery shakes all the time, choose a snack that's packed with good stuff. I've always loved pistachios, which have a lot of protein- more than 12 grams in a typical 50g serving - and tons of vitamins and minerals, like potassium, so I eat them between race stages. I even had my nutritionist create an energy bar with them. Now practically the whole cycling world eats it."
The United States of America became the first team in history to hold Olympic, World Championship, World Cup and World League crowns at the same time when the U.S. Women’s Water Polo team beat The Netherlands 5-4 in the gold-medal final on Friday, August 7. The U.S. is the first nation to hold all four crowns simultaneously since women’s water polo was added to the Olympic program in 2000.
American Pistachios are the official snack of U.S.A. Water Polo, both men’s and women’s teams. Good luck to the women who still must qualify to defend their Olympic title in Rio. A world qualification tournament takes place in March in the Netherlands, with the top three finishers earning Olympic berths. The men have already earned their place at the 2016 Olympics.
Over 23 influential journalists attended a luncheon of Mediterranean cuisine featuring pistachios prepared by James Beard award-winning chef, Nancy Silverton. Held at Chef Silverton’s Melrose Avenue hot spot, chi SPACCA restaurant in Los Angeles.
Researchers have been seeking to understand the mechanisms that explain how eating nuts benefit cardiovascular health and affect the lipid profile of those with prediabetes, a significant health issue which affects approximately 86 million Americans.