Frequently Asked Questions
Are pistachios a good choice for diabetics?
Yes. Pistachios are naturally low in carbohydrates and are a good source of protein and a good source of mono - and polyunsaturated fats (MUFA), making them a perfect snack for diabetics following recommended dietary guidelines.
Pistachios are also included in the FDA health claim for nuts which states: "Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts such as pistachios, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. See nutrition information for fat content." Supporting heart health is important for diabetics.