Go ahead, indulge! Pistachios are nutrient-dense and they have a heart-healthy fatty acid profile. The unique green and purple color is a result of the lutein and anthocyanin content and when compared with other nuts, pistachios contain the highest levels of many important nutrients (these are all good reasons to indulge).Because Pistachios are sweet and nutty, they make a great accompaniment to both sweet and savory dishes. Add them to salads for extra crunch or top your yogurt for a sweet, nutty treat. Just keep in mind a serving size of pistachios is 1 ounce.1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22458696?Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease. See nutrition information for fat content.Blueberry Pistachio Crisp8 x 8 in. baking dish yields 8-9 servingsIngredientsTopping6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened3 tablespoons brown sugar1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup granulated sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/8 teaspoon ground nutmegFilling3 pints fresh blueberries, washed and drained (or 2lb. summer fruit combination)1/2 cup (2 ounces) coarsely chopped shelled and unsalted pistachios1/2 cup all-purpose flour2 tablespoons whole-wheat flour1/3 cup old-fashioned oats3 teaspoons corn starch2 teaspoons lemon juice1/4 teaspoon saltDirectionsPreheat oven to 375. Butter an 8 inch square baking dish.Toppings - Mix pistachios, flour, oats, cinnamon, nutme, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and set aside. In the bowl ** These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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