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.
APG teamed up once again with Achim Achilles to spread the pistachio health and nutrition message to runners in Germany.
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.
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”.
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.