Pistachio nuts are a mandatory ingredient of various custards and desserts that are served at the end of a full course meal. Gradually they have found their way into ice creams, muffins and various sorbets. The nutritive value of these nuts can be classified into fat, sodium, potassium, carbohydrate and protein.
If we consider the calorie value for each nut, we have a calorie content of 3 calories in each of them. This calorie content is mainly concentrated in fats. It has a total fat content of 0.28gms which is mainly distributed in saturated fat content of 0.033gm, polyunsaturated fat content of 0.083gm, and monounsaturated fat content of 0.0145gm. It has a sodium content of 2mg and a potassium content of 6mg. the total carbohydrate content per nut is 0.16gm. The carbohydrate content is mainly concentrated in the form of dietary fibre 0.1gm and sugar content of 0.05gm. It has a protein content of 0.13gm. Slight amounts of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron are also present in each nut. The calorie breakdown amounts to 68% fat, 18% carbohydrates, 14% of protein.
The 1oz of pistachio nuts has a nutritional value of 158 calories. This is provided mainly by 113 units by fats. The total fat content is of 12.6gm which is 19% of calories in the serving. This is distributed mainly in terms of saturated, polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. It has a high potassium content of 291mg and a carbohydrate content of 7.93g in terms of dietary fibre and sugar. A protein content of 5.84gm is present per serving. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium and Iron. The calorie break down per serving is given by 67% of fat, 20% of carbohydrates and 13% of protein.
The pistachio nuts can be used in the preparation of other food items as well and the calorie content of these will vary from one to other depending upon the ingredients used.