Roasted and salted Sicilian pistachios - Pistacchio di Sicilia tostato e salato
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Sicilian Pistachio is among the most valuable qualities and with the best nutritional properties. The Pistachio plant is grafted onto the scornabeccu, the terebinth plant, which has deep roots able to cling to steep terrain and resist drought.
Our Sicilian Pistachio, is roasted and salted with Trapani salt, and is perfect for aperitifs.
Over the years, scientists have linked eating this tasty nut to all kinds of health benefits, from lowering cholesterol to improving eye health. Now, researchers from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center say pistachios could help lower a person’s risk for developing certain types of cancer, too.
Apparently, pistachios are rich in a type of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol [toe kah fer all]. Getting plenty of this nutrient in your diet has been shown to protect against prostate cancer and may help reduce a person’s risk for lung cancer.
M.D. Anderson researchers tested whether eating pistachios could up a person’s levels of tocopherol. The patients in the study ate about two ounces of the nuts a day, basically about a handful. Just that small amount of pistachios was enough to significantly boost levels of this important form of vitamin E in study participants after only a few weeks.
And there are other potential health benefits to eating pistachios. Studies have shown that pistachios are loaded with beneficial antioxidants and can help regulate blood sugar. Snacking on these nuts could help dieters stave off the munchies, too.
Ingredients: Pistachio, salt.