Our Pistachio nuts or Pistachio butter have never been part part of recalls.
Pistachios & Pistachio Butter

We have the smoothest pistachio butter that is ONLY pistachios. We do not add anything to our plain nut butters and routinely other processors add oils, butter and sugars. We find the best pistachios so there is no need. It's not easy finding such tasty fresh pistachios that have the perfect amount of natural oils so they grind well in a cold process. Almost all processors (which there are very few) have to grind them with heat (which we feel changes the structure too much and taste). We find the best American farms to buy our organic pistachio from, and this year we have a special relationship with a smaller California farm that has the smoothest we've ever had to date.

Study proves snacking on Pistachios can help reduce cholesterol

full article 2007 - A four-week pistachio diet can help reduce cholesterol levels in people with moderate hypercholesterolemia, without weight gain, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in April ."A diet with a moderate amount of healthful monounsaturated fat, like the kind found in pistachios, is a more effective way to prevent heart disease than reducing overall fat intake," said Dr James Cooper of George Mason University who conducted the new study.
This follows a 2005 study, published by the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry (Vol 53, pp. 9436-9445), which proved pistachios held the richest source of phytosterols in snack foods, believed to reduce blood cholesterol.
The new study claims that a daily four-week diet consisting of 15 percent of calories from pistachios improved blood serum lipid levels,...The results also showed that there was no change in blood pressure, BMI or weight levels in those on the pistachio diet, supporting recent research that pistachios are a healthy snack option.
Source: Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Volume 26, Number 2, 141-148 (2007)
"Pistachio Nut Consumption and Serum Lipid Levels"
Authors: M J Sheridan, J N Cooper, M Erario, and C E Cheifetz
See our pistachio butter options.

We've searched for just the right pistachios for our famed pistachio butter and we've found some orchards in Arizona & California with just what we are looking for. In case there were any doubts, nuts are officially considered healthy. Back in 2004 the International Tree Nut Council and the California Walnut Commission were notified in letters from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that their petitions for health claims that would link nuts with reducing risk for heart disease were approved. Nuts so far receiving the go-ahead were almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, & walnuts. 2007 studies tout walnuts big time & now pistachios. (article).

Pistachio Butter is rich, mildly sweet, and shades of green (the once popular red color is nothing more than a food dye). We have different shades of our pistachio butter as well. So from one jar to another, the shading may be from electric/almost neon to guacamole green to a more subtle olive. It's all part of nature and how that is as unpredictable as the crop itself. And that's all that's in our pistachio butter. Just pistachios.

Related to the cashew family, the pistachio nut comes from the pistacia plant, one of among nine species of aromatic shrubs and trees. The variety that produces edible pistachio nuts is the Pistacia vera. Pistachios are cultivated in Central Asia, the Mediterranean countries, the Middle East, and the United States, especially in California.

USES
Pistachios are a popular snack food and are used to make a variety of sweet and savory foods, from pâtés to ice cream. Pistachio nuts are especially popular in Indian and Mediterranean cuisines.

The sweet distinctive flavor of pistachio butter makes it especially good as a dip for raw slices of fruit. Pears, apples and berries as well as cucumbers, mushrooms, onions and red peppers compliment pistachio butter. As with many of our nut butters, vegetables and fruits "showcase" their flavors. It can also be used as a sandwich spread or in any other way nut butters are used. We have many recipes for sweet or savory desserts and appetizers. Because pistachio butter is unprocessed, the oil and solids sometimes separate in the jar but can easily be stirred together before use. We recommend refrigerating the butter after you get/open it for longer freshness. In previous farmer's markets, we've had some local farmers buy our pistachio butter and "M" made the best dressing for salads and fish. She mixed our pistachio butter with orange juice, vinegar, garlic, sometimes with slight bit of mustard and/or oil. It was great over salad fresh from her farm and sliced apples.
We have wonderful gelato makers buying our butter for the most authentic ingredients in their rich gelatos. It's a difference you can surely taste. You can incorporate our butter in your own ice cream of choice to get that wonderful pistachio flavor or the real spumoni twist with a few added touches. (try our dark chocolate drops & some of our dried cherries. See our special products page.

NUTRITION
Our nut butter varieties are high in protein, nutrients and unsaturated fats, low in saturated fats, and , of course, no cholesterol or trans fatty acids. In addition, they are important allies in decreasing the risk of heart disease. They are high in Vitamin B6, thiamin, phosphorus, potassium and calcium. Please see our "nutrition" page for additional information

ORDERING OPTIONS
Pistachio Nut Butter and Pistachio Nuts are available in either organic or all natural varieties, raw, and dry roasted depending on availability. They may be purchased in the following ways:
Nut Butter:
* When possible, in 4 ounce jars as part of the Sample Pack
* When possible, in 9 ounce jars as part of the Decadent Duo
* In individual 9 ounce or 16 ounce jars
* In a customized Gift Basket
Let us know if you want to substitute it, if it's not currently available on the ordering page.

Just Nuts (shelled):
* 8 ounce bag
* 16 ounce bag
* In a customized Gift Basket

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