Wilderness Poet Raw / Organic Pistachio Butter
Wilderness Poets Raw Pistachio Butter is a delicious, creamy, naturally
glowing green nut butter, made from the freshest California
grown, organic, raw Pistachios.
Ground at a cool temperature to retain the living enzymes and
vital nutrients, and made in small hand crafted batches.
Pistachio nuts are one of the healthiest, nutrient dense nuts to eat.
They are rich in cholesterol fighting phytosterols, antioxidants,
unsaturated fat, carotenoids, vitamins and minerals, and loaded with fiber.
They work to lubricate the intestines and keep the liver and kidneys healthy.
The first historical mention of any edible nut refers to Pistachios.
Their archaeological findings date back to 6760 BC in the territory of present Jordan.
Wilderness Poets uses a touch of organic, cold-pressed extra virgin
olive oil to bring out the smooth creamy texture and rich
Mediterranean flavor of the nuts.
The olive oil is freshly pressed from the fruit, completely raw.
Eat Pistachio Butter straight from the spoon.
Spread it on apple slices.
Blend with water and some sweetener to make Pistachio Milk and
wow your friends with the color.
Add to your smoothie, chia pudding and smoothie bowls.
Use in cooking, see below for a delicious Pistachio Pesto Recipe.
The Wonderful Benefits of Pistachios
High in Nutrients
Like most nuts Pistachios are a healthy source of healthy fats and proteins.
They are loaded with vitamin E (espcially gamma-tocopherol), B Vitamins and folate.
Pistachios are a powerhouse of essential minerals such as copper,
potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.
Rich Source of Antioxidants
One of the most effective health benefits of pistachios is that it is
loaded with powerful antioxidants. Even the shells of the nuts are
storehouse of antioxidants.
The mono-unsaturated fatty acids known as oleic acid found in
pistachios are one of the most powerful antioxidants that protect
the heart by lowering the level of LDL (bad) cholesterol and
increasing the level of HDL (good) cholesterol in the blood. It
helps in reducing the risk of stroke and coronary artery disease.
In addition, the phytochemicals such as carotenes, polyphenolic
compounds and vitamin E contribute to the overall antioxidant
activities and remove the harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Improving Heart Health
Pistachio have earned themselves the nickname
– nuts of the heart -since they help in maintaining proper functioning of the heart.
They help lower cholesterol and triglycerid levels in the blood.
The antioxidants such as vitamins E and A neutralize inflammation
of arteries and blood vessels and reduce the risk of developing heart diseases.
The compound l-arginine present in pistachios softens the lining of
the arteries so that they become flexible and it also prevents the
formation of blood clots, thereby minimizing the chances of the
arteries becoming clogged with plaque.
Pistachios can even help with weight loss provided you limit your portions.
They high fiber content will help to fill you up so that you eat
fewer calories through the rest of the day.
In addition, the high protein content of the nuts promotes the
energy burning process of the body and speeds up weight loss.
Protect Against Age-Related Macular Disease
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a gradual breakdown
of the macula of the eye that contains the light-sensitive tissues.
The macula is responsible for central vision that allows the person
to see fine details with clarity. The symptoms of macular
degeneration include blurred vision and dark areas in central vision.
Pistachio nuts contain two carotenoid antioxidants â€“ lutein and
zeaxanthin that are not found in other nuts. These protective
antioxidants protect the tissues of the eyes from inflammation
caused by free radicals and oxidative stress. These antioxidants
also protect against age-related macular degeneration â€“ one of
the leading causes of visual impairments and blindness in elders
around the world.
Pistachios are loaded with B complex vitamins, especially vitamin
that is an essential vitamin for the production of hemoglobin.
Hemoglobin is the main component of red blood cells that helps in
carrying oxygen to all the organs, muscles and tissues of the body.
The initial production of hemoglobin requires the presence of
vitamin B6. Therefore, daily consumption of pistachios may help in
treating blood-related diseases such as anemia. In addition, it also
enhances the functioning of various organs due to the increased
supply of oxygen throughout the body.
Improved Functions of the Nervous System
Vitamin B6 also has many benefits for the nervous system. The
messaging molecules amines need amino acids for developing,
which in turn require vitamin B6 for their creation. Proper transfer
of impulses through the nervous system is maintained by the
insulating sheath, known as myelin present around nerve fibers.
B6 plays a fundamental role in the formation of myelin. B6 also
contributes to the fusion of melatonin, epinephrine, serotonin and
gamma-aminobutyric acid – all of which regulate the transmission
of messages through the nervous system.
Enjoy a handful of those nuts the next time you feel hungry and benefit
from the nutritious value they offer.