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Paramount Farms Establishes Scientific Advisory Board to Advance Understanding of the Health Benefits of Pistachios
Date:6/10/2008

LOS ANGELES, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Farms, a leading grower and supplier of pistachios, today announced the selection of its Pistachio Health Scientific Advisory Board. Members of the Pistachio Health Scientific Advisory Board were selected for their expertise and industry leadership in the areas of scientific nut research and public health.

"We're bringing together a distinguished group of scientists, each an expert in a different area integral to pistachio nutrition research," said Dominic Engels, vice president marketing, Paramount Farms. "We're proud that this assembled prestigious group, ranging in expertise from cardiovascular disease, obesity, nutrition to behavioral sciences, have come together to advance the understanding of the health benefits of pistachios and promote its role in a healthy lifestyle."
Members of the Pistachio Health Scientific Advisory Board include:

-- Dr. David Heber, director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition

-- Dr. Carl Keen, distinguished professor, Nutrition & Internal Medicine

at UC Davis

-- Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition,

Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

-- Dr. James Painter, chair of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences,

Eastern Illinois University

-- Dr. Joan Sabate, chair and professor of nutrition, School of Public

Health, Department of Nutrition, Loma Linda University

For more information including member biographies, visit http://www.pistachiohealth.com.

About Pistachios

A one-ounce serving of pistachios, with 49 kernels and 160 calories, provides more than 30 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Pistachios are an excellent source of vitamin B6, copper and manganese; and a good source of protein, fiber, thiamin and phosphorus. Offering the most nut per 1 oz serving, 30 kernels make a satisfying, delicious snack for about 100 calories. For more information visit http://www.pistachiohealth.com, the leading online source of information on the health and nutrition benefits of pistachios, research updates and educational materials, to consumers and health professionals. The site is provided by Paramount Farms, California's largest pistachio grower and processor, as an industry-wide resource.

About Paramount Farms

Paramount Farms is the world's largest vertically integrated supplier of pistachios and almonds. Paramount Farms' 30,000 acres of pistachio orchards, located in California's San Joaquin Valley, are the largest in the Western Hemisphere. Paramount Farms' pistachios can be found in the produce department of grocery stores nationwide sold to consumers under the Wonderful(R), Everybody's Nuts(TM) and Sunkist(R) brand names.


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