NEW PISTACHIO RESEARCH FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY
A new study conducted by Cornell University and published in the journal, Nutrients, determined the phytochemicals in raw and roasted American pistachios.1 This is an exciting area of emerging research that is adding to our knowledge of the nutritional content of pistachios. We already know that pistachios are high in copper and manganese and are a source of selenium, zinc, riboflavin and vitamin E. All of these antioxidant nutrients contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
PHYTOCHEMICALS IN FOODS MAY BENEFIT OVERALL HEALTH
- Health professionals recommend eating a variety of different nutrients from foods, including pistachios. Antioxidants from food help protect healthy cells from free radical damage in the body.2,3
- Pistachios are high in copper and manganese and are a source of selenium, zinc, riboflavin and vitamin E. All of these (antioxidant) nutrients contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
- Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals, limiting or preventing the damage they cause.
- Foods that are high in antioxidants can be a powerful weapon against disease, and premature aging of your body and your brain.2,4,5
Did you know? Pistachios are also considered a plant-based source of complete protein. This means they have all nine essential amino acids that are needed by the body for health. Great news for people who are following a plant-based diet.