February 26th is National Pistachio Day! The nuts grow on small bushy trees native to the Middle East. Pistachios grow in bunches similar to grapes. Humans have been eating pistachios for more than 9,000 years.  They are know as the "smiling nut" in Iran and "the happy nut" in China.  It is only one of two nuts mentioned in the Bible.

There are many health benefits with pistachios including:
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Rich in antioxidants which eliminates toxins from the body
  • Diabetes Type 2 prevention
  • Packed with B Vitamins
  • Fiber rich

To obtain these benefits, it's recommended to eat 30 pistachios (1 ounce) daily.