Pistachio Mango Chutney

4 cups.

2 large Mangos (or 3 medium), slightly firm
1 large Onion (or 2 medium), chopped
3 Serrano or jalapeno chilies (preferably red), minced
1 1/2 cups Cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups Brown sugar
1 cup Natural American pistachios


Cut mangos in half. Peel and slice flesh from around seed. Chop 1/2-inch pieces. Combine with remaining chutney ingredients in large saucepan. Bring mixture to boil; reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 1 hour until the consistency of jam. Stir occasionally. Test for thickness by placing a spoonful into freezer for 30 seconds to chill it. Continue cooking if too thin. Stir in pistachios; cool and store in covered jar in refrigerator.

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fun facts

Pistachios, when eaten with high-carbohydrate foods, may result in lower than expected blood sugar levels, an important factor in reducing risk of diabetes.

According to a Penn State University study, it is suggested that pistachios reduce the body's biological response to stress.

One serving of pistachios has as much potassium (300mg, 8%) as an orange (250mg, 7%).

Pistachios are high in phytosterols which may lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. In animal studies phytosterols have been shown to potentially have anti-cancer properties.

One serving of pistachios is 49 nuts, more than any other tree nut.

Forty-nine pistachios serve up to 20 percent of your Daily Value of B6, about the same as half an avocado.

You can obtain more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios (3g) than a 1/2 cup of cooked broccoli, and the same amount of dietary fiber as an orange or an apple — approximately 10 percent of the Daily Value.

Just a single serving of pistachios provides you with the same amount of protein in a one-ounce serving of soybeans and can serve as a protein alternative to meat, poultry or beans according to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

Pistachios are a naturally cholesterol-free snack and contain just 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

Celebrate the greatness of nuts! October 22 is National Nut Day and February 26 is National Pistachio Day!