Pistachio nuts are very tasty nuts, and they are healthy due to anti-oxidants, healthy kinds of fats and various vitamins and nutrients. I was really happy to get a huge package of yummy Pistachios at Costco!
Pistachio nuts are often sold in shells. The shells in pistachios already have a huge crack in them, so they shells are split open. It’s very easy to peel the pistachios – the shells come right off when you separate the two shell halves with your fingers.
The Costco pistachios come in a 3 lb package. The brand of Costco pistachio nuts is Kirkland signature. These pistachios are California grown, roasted and salted.
Here’s the nutritional information of Costco pistachio nuts: service size 30 g (1/2 cup with shells), 170 calories, 14 grams of total fat, 1.5 gram of saturated fat, zero trans fat, 4 grams polyunsaturated fat, 7 grams monounsaturated fat, zero cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 310 mg potassium, 8 g total carb, 3 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 6 g of protein, 2% Vitamin A, 4% Calcium, 15% Thiamin, 15% Phosphorus, 20% Copper, 6% Iron, 20% Vitamin B6, 10% Magnesium, 20% Manganese.
These pistachios are a great snack – fun to eat, filling and nutritious! On the package, it’s recommended to store pistachio nuts in a tightly sealed container in a refrigerator. I never refrigerated mine – I just put the package of pistachios in a pantry. These nuts were gone within a month, and I didn’t notice any deterioration of flavor.
Here’s the picture of pistachio nuts with shells in a bowl:
And here’s the picture of pistachios without shells:
Here’s the closeup picture of shelled pistachio nuts – yum!