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  1. Heber, David MD, PhD
  2. Bowerman, Susan MS, RD


Nuts of all kinds are being included in healthy eating plans today. In common with other tree nuts, the pistachio is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, and studies suggest that moderate nut consumption can be part of a healthy and sustainable weight maintenance plan. The pistachio has a number of interesting nutritional surprises in store for those who pry open its cracked shell