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Pistachios: A Complete Protein

One serving of pistachios = 1 OZ / 49 individual nuts

Pistachios = A complete source of essential protein

DYK? Pistachio Nuts are a complete source of essential protein! Pistachios are a plant-based protein. Pistachio Nuts provide all NINE of the essential amino acids which come from foods and which the body cannot make on its own.

Gourmet ARO Pistachios are a functional food, plant-based source of protein, naturally vegan and glutenfree, and nongmo. Each serving provides essential nutrients and phytonutrients, American Heart Association® Heart-Check Mark and Kosher certified.

  • Anti-oxidants
  • Beneficial Fats & No Trans Fat
  • Complete Protein providing 9 Essential Amino Acids
  • Fiber
  • Heart-Healthy certified by the American Heart Association
  • Vitamins & Minerals


Nutrition Facts

The Pistachio Principle. What is so special about the Pistachio shell? Scientific studies show the act of opening each pistachio shell to retrieve the nut itself and the empty shells serving as a visual indicator of how many have been consumed contribute to overall satiation---the sense of "I'm full." See further information about these highlighted benefits at Live StrongAmerican Pistachio Growers Nutrition


Kosher・ Vegan・ Nongmo・Glutenfree・Heart-Check Mark Certified

The American Heart Association established the Heart-Check mark in 1995 to give consumers an easy, reliable system for identifying heart-healthy foods as a first step in building a sensible eating plan. Products that display the Heart-Check mark have been certified by the American Heart Association to meet criteria for heart-healthy foods. To learn more about the Heart-Check mark, to see a complete list of certified products and participating companies, and to learn more about the nutritional criteria, visit Heart-check certification does not apply to research or information reached through links unless expressly stated. 

Pistachio nuts are tree fruits, classified in the drupe stone fruit family. Naturally vegan and glutenfree, Grower's Reserve Gourmet ARO Pistachios are JUMBO due to their species variety, and are industry-graded gourmet colossal. ARO Pistachios are Kosher certified and American Heart Association Heart-Check Mark certified as a heart-healthy food. ARO Pistachios is a proud member of American Pistachio Growers. 

Research & Studies

Research & Studies. Visit the USDA National Nutrient Database to see the complete overall Nutritional Data determined for Pistachios.

Nuts increase longevity. Regarding longevity, the largest detailed medical study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine emphasizes that eating just a handful of nuts daily yields dramatic health benefits. The study notes that while it cannot definitively prove cause-and-effect, the significant findings are extremely beneficial for overall tree nut consumption and ground nut consumption. This 30-year study was sponsored by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and a research grant from International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation (INC NREF):

    Consistent consumption of tree nuts (pistachio nuts, almond nuts, cashew nuts, brazil nuts, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, pecan nuts, walnuts, and hazelnuts) and ground nuts (such as peanuts) were all included in the study showing the more nut consumption on a regular basis, the greater your longevity and overall improved health! For the full study click here.

    Learn more of on-going pistachio health findings at

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