October 31, 2008

Numbers Game: Answer

How many pistachio nuts make up a 1-ounce, 158-calorie serving?

Answer: 49

That's more than double the amount of almonds that make up a 1-ounce serving!

Although all nuts are wonderful additions to a diet and share similar caloric values per ounce (between 140 - 150 calories), pistachios stand out because it takes a LOT of them to add up to that weight.

They are particularly helpful for people cutting back on total calories who psychologically need to see a lot of food in front of them to feel "properly full."

Consider this: you can get the same amount of calories in 49 pistachios in just three Oreo cookies! It also doesn't hurt that you get 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, and 7% of the Daily Value of iron.


Lizzy said...

Is that 1oz with shells?

Andy Bellatti said...


Without the shells.