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2010-04-26 11:08:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- New information, unveiled by leading nutrition researchers, promotes the various health benefits of eating tree nuts - such as pistachios - on a regular basis. Two studies, funded by the International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation, were highlighted at the 2010 Experimental Biology meeting, April 24-28, to a group of nearly 13,000 scientists and exhibitors. The primary finding of the studies found that snacking on...

2010-04-08 09:38:00

FRESNO, Calif., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- April marks National Stress Awareness Month - this year, "Go Green with Pistachios" and deal with stress in a healthy manner. Stress is a difficult factor of everyone's life, but coping with stress in a positive way can make a huge difference in your health. A study conducted by Penn State suggests that eating 1.5 - 3 ounces of pistachios a day may reduce your biological response to stresses of everyday life, such as high blood pressure.(1) So go...

2010-03-10 11:30:00

FRESNO, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- You don't have to be Irish to "Go Green" this month! March is National Nutrition Month and with St. Patrick's Day on the 17th it's the perfect time to snack on the only green nut - pistachios! The start of spring also marks a time of renewal and a fresh start for healthy choices. Start your spring cleaning off in the right place - the pantry. Now is the perfect time to refresh and revitalize your normal snacking routine with some healthier...

2010-02-08 07:09:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The standard American diet, combined with inactivity and other unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, contributes to an excessive number of premature deaths in this country, according to leading preventive cardiology experts speaking at the American College of Cardiology's Fourth Annual Heart of Women's Health Conference in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100208/LA51053LOGO) "Educating Americans about weight control and consuming...

2010-02-02 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- It's official. There's a new favorite nut on the block and it's making its competition green with envy. After the pistachio industry's first television campaign aired October through December 2009, Paramount Farms' Wonderful Pistachios® brand increased sales by 233 percent. The unprecedented sales figures during the campaign poised Wonderful Pistachios as the fifth-fastest growing brand in grocery and placed it as the top two "snack...

2010-01-27 13:39:45

Pistachios, almonds and other popular tree nuts might someday be routinely sprayed with a yeast called Pichia anomala. Laboratory and field studies by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant physiologist Sui-Sheng (Sylvia) Hua have shown that the yeast competes successfully for nutrients--and space to grow--that might otherwise be used by an unwanted mold, Aspergillus flavus. A. flavus and some other Aspergillus species can produce troublesome toxins known collectively as aflatoxins. Hua...

2010-01-14 14:19:00

FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- When a player is just not doing their job on the field, the coach yells for a substitution. Yet, when fun celebrations for watching the Big Game are being planned, most hosts often serve up some of the most caloric and nutrient-poor snacks around. Renowned healthy chef Kathleen Daelemans, author of "Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen," and registered dietitians Keri Glassman author of "The O Diet" and Alyse Levine, diet and nutrition contributor for...

2009-12-16 09:58:00

FRESNO, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New research published online, December 10, 2009 indicates that bioactive compounds in pistachios, and molecules present in pistachios, have anti-inflammatory properties. Pistachio oil decreases levels of an inflammatory marker known as "Ifit-2" (INF-induced protein with tetratricopeptide repeats 2). Inflammation is a complex biological response to harmful stimuli, pathogens, damaged cells or irritants, and it underlies functional changes associated...

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2009-12-09 10:25:00

A diet that incorporates a daily dose of pistachios may help reduce the risk of lung and other cancers, according to data presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held Dec. 6-9. "It is known that vitamin E provides a degree of protection against certain forms of cancer. Higher intakes of gamma-tocopherol, which is a form of vitamin E, may reduce the risk of lung cancer," said Ladia M. Hernandez, M.S., R.D., L.D., senior...

2009-10-20 08:03:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off the launch of its headline-making, $15 million "Get Crackin'" television advertising campaign debut, Wonderful® Pistachios announced today it will stack up its grass-roots visibility as the 2009/2010 presenting sponsor of the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA). From domestic regional tournaments and the world championships to the annual global stacking Guinness World Record WSSA STACK UP! event, Wonderful Pistachios...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.