Pistachios are tiny, but pack a powerful nutritional punch.
Pistachios are nutrient dense. In a 100 gram (3.5 ounces) serving, pistachios provide 562 calories and are 67% fat, 20% carbs, 13% protein. A serving (30g or 50 nuts) has 160 calories and 6 grams of protein – about the same as an egg
Pistachios are a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, several minerals such as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc, copper, sodium and selenium. It is also good source of vitamins like vitamin A, K, C, E, B6, B1-thiamine, B2-riboflavin, B3-niacin, B9-folate, and B5-pantothenic acid.
Pistachios are also a good source of antioxidants. They contain more antioxidants than most nuts and seeds. In fact, only walnuts and pecans contain more.
The vitamins, minerals, fats, and protein found in pistachio are all good for your health.