This Diwali Season Give the Gift of Health!

New Delhi, November, 2015: The festive saga of gifting and sharing has just begun! It’s Diwali, a celebration of family and friends. What could be better than gifting health and wellness to your loved ones? Consumer research shows that Indians are slowly moving away from traditional gifting options, like Mihai (Indian desserts or other sweets), to healthier options. This is due to the increased use of impure or inferior ingredients in Indian sweets.

American pistachios are the perfect festive season gift to share with family and friends. They are nutrient rich and full of antioxidants, vitamins, protein and fiber. A one-ounce serving of pistachios equals 49 nuts, more per serving than any other snack nut. Pistachios are cholesterol free and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat and 12.5 grams of fat per serving, the majority of which comes from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. In addition, they contain a significant amount of potassium, 300mg, and 3g of fiber per serving. Research suggests that pistachios may help increase cardiovascular health. Pistachios are one of the lowest calorie nuts with only 160 calories in a single ounce. The chart below provides a comparative analysis of pistachios with other nuts:

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