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California pistachios: Dietitian and Mother Nature approved
Date:11/8/2010

consumer trends are affecting climate change and offered green, R.D.-approved, snack ideas specifically highlighting pistachios as a eco-friendly snack.

"Pistachios are Mother Nature and dietitian approved," said Kate Geagan, M.S., R.D. "Pistachios are naturally nutritious and as a plant-based food with minimal ingredients they are a sensible and sustainable snack choice for our health and our environment."

Reasons to Go Green with Pistachios:

  • It takes two calories of fossil fuel to produce one calorie of plant food like pistachios compared to ~ 20-80 calories of fossil fuel to produce one calorie of animal food
  • Pistachios are a one-ingredient food (or two if you choose salted) which means they have a minimal carbon footprint
  • No refrigeration required
  • Shells are compostable
  • Light shipping weight = minimizing fuel consumption


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Contact: Kelly Plowe, M.S., R.D.
kplowe@pistachiohealth.com
310-966-8316
Pistachio Health
Source:Eurekalert  

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