How many pistachios can you eat in one serving?

Pistachio Power A one-ounce serving of pistachios equals 49 nuts, which is equivalent to more nuts per serving than any other nut for snacks. These crunchy nuts can be a healthy alternative to French fries, cookies and other popular snacks. The size of a serving of pistachio is not a whole cup, as many dieters think. According to Food Science and Nutrition, one serving equals approximately 1 ounce, or 30 grams (without shell), that is, approximately 49 grains.

Pistachios are among the healthiest foods on the planet. It would be unwise to stop eating them. However, to avoid the side effects of pistachio, it is recommended to limit the consumption of pistachios. Pistachios are a type of tree nut known for their slightly sweet flavor and green color.

Although sometimes considered indulgent, these nuts have many health benefits. However, you can always eat too much of a good thing and pistachios are no exception. According to WebMD, you should avoid buying roasted pistachios, as they may be loaded with salt for added flavor. A cup of dried roasted pistachios, for example, can contain more than 500 milligrams of sodium.

Too much sodium in the diet can cause high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Roasted pistachios sometimes also contain additional oil, giving them more flavor. Your consumption of pistachios should not exceed two ounces (less than 90 pistachio kernels) per day. Pistachio originated in Western Asia and archaeologists believe that pistachios became a food as early as 7000 BC.


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Verna Krulish

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