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.