Pistachios are a prime edible nut that has been consumed since 7000 BC. The pistachio tree, which can live and produce for centuries, is native to Western Asia and Asia Minor. Now Foods Pistachios were first introduced to the United States in 1854 by Charles Mason, but were not grown commercially until the late 1970's. Today, Now Foods Pistachios are used in numerous food applications including bakery goods, candy, ice cream, dressings and casseroles. Now Foods Pistachios are a good source of copper, magnesium, fiber, calcium and iron. The FDA has approved the following health claim: "Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as Pistachios as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease."
About NOW Foods
NOW Foods provides a wide variety of quality natural products that are specifically formulated to help support and promote optimal health through good nutrition.
NOW Foods was founded for the purpose of providing affordable natural products to everyone, and they hold true to this principle today. As a chemist, founder Elwood Richard understood the dangers posed by synthetic ingredients decades ago, and he knew that true health and wellness begins with products that are As Natural As Possible. NOW has been manufacturing and distributing natural and nature-identical products since 1968, and steady growth over the past 40 years is an affirmation of Elwood's unwavering dedication to providing natural products that are both affordable and effective.