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Doctor insights on: Roasted Pistachios

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Is pistachio good for diet?

Is pistachio good for diet?

Yes!: A single cup of pistachios is just a little bit more than 700 cal and has 55+ grams of fat so it's not a low fat or low calorie food. But wow, is this nut loaded with nutrition! so pistachios are a valuable addition to your daily snacks, but better to use unsalted and organic ones. ...Read more

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Are pistachios good for you?

Are pistachios good for you?

Yes but watch salt: Yes, pistachio nuts are very nutritious & a healthy snack. See http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/pistachio-nuts-healthy-eat-3794.Html but be cautious re: the salt that is usually added. You can liberally eat unsalted pistachios & have salted ones in moderation.Raw pistachios or those roasted at lower temperatures may be healthiest-see http://santabarbarapistachios.Com/santabarbarapistachios-faq.Aspx. ...Read more

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What is value of pistachios?

What is value of pistachios?

Lots: Beyond bankroll value :-) -- pistachios have a lot of fiber, protein, phytosterols (that may help heart disease), healthy monounsaturated fats, and more antioxidants than pomegranate juice, garlic, and blueberries. They also have more lutein -- an antioxidant that can shield eye health -- in them than any other nut. Good supply of b6 -- anti-stress. In moderation, sounds like a nice snack. ...Read more

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Is eating a lot of non salted pistachio nuts ok for you?

Moderation: Pistachios and all nuts for that matter are good for you. However, eating a lot of anything is not good for you. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me being alergic to pistachios? But i never tried pistachios before and what will happen if I am allergic?

What are the chances of me being alergic to pistachios? But i never tried pistachios before and what will happen if I am allergic?

Nut allergy: What is missing from your question is if you ever reacted to a tree nut before. If so, you need to be skin tested by an allergist to determine what tree nuts you need to avoid. If you have never reacted to nuts, ideally you should be fine. If you are allergic, don't try them until you are tested, it may cause a life threatening reaction. ...Read more

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Is it safe to suck on salted pistachio shells?

Yes: I do it myself. Just don't swallow them accidentally. ...Read more

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Which is more healthier sunflower seeds or pistachios?

No such difference: That is out of the blue. Neither are more healthy than the other unless one was allergic to one of them and not the other. ...Read more

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What happens if you accidently eat live worms inside the pistachios?

What happens if you accidently eat live worms inside the pistachios?

Nothing: The worm gets killed by chewing and will be digested like any food. ...Read more

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My girlfriend had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?

My girlfriend had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?

Don't eat it: Don't eat pistachios! easy. And avoid anything made with pistachios. Depending on the reaction, she may want to have an epi-pen with her at all times just in case. ...Read more

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What can I do if my girlfriend just had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?

What can I do if my girlfriend just had an allergic reaction to pistachio nuts, what should she do?

Seek care quickly: Nut allergic reactions can be severe and life threatening. Symptoms can occur quickly and progress unless treatment is given. A person with known nut allergy should have with them their self-injectable Epinephrine for use. Pistachio allergy frequently coincides with cashew allergy, so these should be avoided. For food allergy testing and an action plan, see allergist, but er is best now! ...Read more