Miss California 2016

Jessa Carmack

“As Miss California it's important to have healthy hair, nails, and skin. Including nutrient-rich pistachios in my diet not only helps me look and feel my best, but they also keep me energized for every appearance.”

American pistachios are the Official Snack of Miss California, who is regarded worldwide as the personification of the iconic California lifestyle. As American Pistachio Growers’ ambassador, Miss California represents APG at events worldwide and participates in social media postings.


Miss California China Tour

April 2017
Miss California Jessa Carmack 2016, and American Pistachio Growers’ Matt Watte and Derick Strain traveled across China to promote American #pistachios to Chinese consumers.

Shown L-R: grower Derick Strain, Miss California 2016 Jessa Carmack and grower Matt Watte.

China has the world’s largest diabetes epidemic, with one-third of the adults diagnosed with diabetes living in China. To raise awareness of pistachio’s being an effective dietary tool against diabetes, events with the media, consumers, and health and nutrition professionals were held in each city.

Beautiful Inside and Outside

Pistachios contain many nutrients essential for healthy skin and hair. Of all the tree nuts, pistachios have the most lutein and zeaxanthin-antioxidants that can help protect skin from the damage of ultraviolet light that contributes to skin aging. The B vitamins and minerals such as copper, magnesium and selenium found in pistachios are necessary for the growth and renewal of healthy skin. The healthy fats in pistachios can help support moist skin and shiny hair. And, at 160 calories per one ounce serving-which is about 49 nuts-pistachios can easily fit into daily habits that help maintain your shape.