American grown Pistachios are qualified as a ‘complete protein’ that supports active lifestyles and helps maintain balanced nutrition. The Food and Drug Administration defines a “complete protein” as a food that contains adequate amounts of all the nine essential amino acids. According to the study by University of Illinois, pistachios contain all the nine amino acids necessary for supporting growth and maintaining health.
Essential amino acids, which are building blocks for strong muscles, hormones, nutrient transporters and a robust immune system. Nearly all nuts and seeds are missing a certain amount of amino acids. Therefore cannot be considered a complete protein, except pistachios. American pistachio is a nut which is delicious, versatile, and fun to eat. American pistachios provide a convenient complete protein snack that’s portable and doesn’t require cooking. Pistachios are plant-based and with people shifting to plant-centric diets. Pistachios provide a meat alternative for vegans, vegetarians and those who want protein from plant-based sources. With pistachios, there is no need to combine two or more incomplete sources of protein.
Being a complete protein source, pistachios fuels a healthy lifestyle by building and preserve muscle and help the body refuel and recover after a workout. Pistachios have numerous health benefits as they provide the body with all the nutrients it needs. For most people, including pistachios in their diet is a great way to improve overall health. In addition to being a complete protein source, it is an anti-inflammatory powerhouse with multiple antioxidants to help mood, energy and cell repair. American pistachios are low in calories and antioxidants, contain in various minerals, vitamins and fiber aid in weight management, heart and gut health, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, improved oxygen delivery, and improved eye and blood vessel health.
Knowing if you’re providing your body with beneficial nutrients when you snack is always good. California grown pistachios are available on all major e-commerce platforms or with major dry-fruit retailers they sell it under various brand names.
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Sumit Saran , India Representative,
American Pistachio Growers