An analysis conducted by researchers Dr. Jack Losso and Millicent Yeboah-Awudzi at Louisiana State University in partnership with American Pistachio Growers found that American pistachios contain significant amounts of melatonin, much higher than most fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes and seeds.
A healthy diet is one component of the type of lifestyle that should be promoted to deal with this global health concern. Several healthy dietary patterns, such as the Mediterranean diet and a vegetarian diet have nuts as a key food component.
New analysis of export markets shows nearly $3 billion post-tariff shipment increase resulting from U.S. pistachio industry’s generic program.
FRESNO, CA-- July 25, 2019 – American Pistachio Growers’ (APG) efforts to reduce or eliminate trade barriers in several key overseas markets have been a significant boon to pistachio exports and to growers’ bottom-line. A new study, “An Analysis of the Effects of the American Pistachio Growers’ Program to Reduce/Eliminate Tariffs on U.S. Pistachios,” has quantified, for the first time, the direct benefit to the U.S. pistachio industry from APG’s strategic program to vanquish trade barriers.
Including pistachios in a regular diet can lead to healthy cellular aging
and longevity in prediabetic subjects
FRESNO, CA – July 11, 2019 – Researchers at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain, Institute of Health Pere Virgili, CIBER, discovered that eating just a handful of pistachios as part of their diet can positively affect cellular aging and longevity, reports American Pistachio Growers. The study is the first of its kind to determine the positive effects of pistachio consumption among prediabetics.
Barcelona – Within the World Pistachio Day, Dr. Ramon Estruch, and member of the Internal Medicine Service of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, reveals that pistachio is the protagonist of the new Official pyramid of the Mediterranean Diet (DM), in the category of nuts, developed by the Mediterranean Diet Foundation.
Marketing is seen as key factor to keep pace with future bountiful harvests
FRESNO, CA – February 22, 2019 – California’s burgeoning pistachio industry is on a trajectory to produce more than 1.4 billion pounds by 2026 according to a new economic study commissioned by American Pistachio Growers (APG).
American Pistachio Growers (APG) has secured more than $2.8 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand international trade in overseas markets, confront unjustified trade retaliation and to enhance research on the healthful attributes of American-grown pistachios.
Eating pistachio nuts does not contribute to weight gain or an increased body mass index – a measure of body fat based on height and weight - when included in a balanced diet, according to a scientific review of several clinical studies.
American-grown pistachio consumption numbers are up globally. According to a report released today by California State University, Fresno (CSUF) Department of Agricultural Business, Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, pistachio consumption has increased substantially in international markets between 2015 and 2017.