Frequently Asked Questions

Are pistachios a good choice for diabetics?

Are pistachios a good workout snack?

Are pistachios heart healthy?

Aren't pistachios (or nuts) high in sodium?

Does roasting nuts make a difference?

I heard the USDA changed the nutrition information for pistachios. How did the nutrition facts change?

What is considered a standard serving size of pistachios?

What is the best way to store pistachios?

What is the Pistachio Principle?

What makes pistachios a good snack choice?

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