Pistachio Bread Twists

Rating: 
Yield: 
32 twists.
Ingredients: 

2 loaves Frozen white bread dough, thawed
3 tablespoons Butter or margarine, melted
¼ teaspoon each Oregano and thyme, crushed
1/3 to ½ cup Natural American pistachios, chopped

Instructions: 

Divide each loaf into 16 pieces; roll each piece between palms to about 12 inches long. Shape into loose pretzel shape. Combine butter, oregano and thyme; brush tops of rolls with butter mixture and press in pistachios. Place on greased baking sheet; cover and let rest 10 minutes. Bake at 350° F. about 20 minutes or until golden.

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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!