A Healthful Affair: Kavita Devgan Hosts High-Tea

January 31, 2024, New Delhi

 India is a fast-growing market for American pistachios as consumers here find out more about the health benefits of regularly consuming these delectable nuts.

 The Indian office of American Pistachios Growers (APG), organized a knowledge session to talk about the nutritive properties of pistachios on January 24, 2024, in New Delhi. The event was attended by a diverse consumer group including nutritionists, media professionals, business entrepreneurs, and lifestyle influencers.

 The session especially focused on a recent study conducted by Cornell University and published in the journal Nutrients that found that pistachios have a high antioxidant capacity. The antioxidant capacity of pistachios rivals that of popular antioxidant-containing foods, including blueberries, pomegranates, cherries, and red wine. The researchers used two different methods to measure the antioxidant potential of pistachios – Oxygen Radical absorbance Capacity (ORAC) and Cellular Antioxidant Activity (CAA) – and found that pistachios have very high levels of antioxidant activity.

 Generally, most health professionals recommend antioxidants from food sources to help protect healthy cells from free radical damage in the body.

 Pistachios are one of the very few foods high in antioxidants that are also a complete protein. This makes them perfect for people who want a more plant-based diet. Research conducted and published in 2020 has shown that California-grown pistachios are a complete protein; which means that they contain all 9 essential amino acids that your body needs. These types of complete proteins are only found from animal sources. Vegetarians need to balance this with supplements. Pistachios are a natural source.

 Pistachios are also low in calories when compared to other nuts. One serving of pistachios (49 nuts) is only 160 calories making them a great anytime guilt-free snack.

Kavita Devgan

 Speaking on the occasion Ms. Kavita Devgan a leading Dietitian, holistic health consultant, and eminent writer said “We live in challenging times, and it is important to consciously include superfoods rich in antioxidants in our diet to help protect our bodies from free radical damage. Equally important is ensuring an adequate daily intake of protein, as it serves as the building blocks for muscle regeneration and repair. American pistachios have both of these powers. Since they are shelf-stable and easily portable, I suggest consuming a handful of American pistachios daily by all”.

 Speaking on the Indian market Mr. Sumit Saran, In-Country Marketing Representative of American Pistachios Growers remarked. “We have seen tremendous demand for American pistachios, as people are getting more aware. They are great as a snack or as an ingredient. American pistachios are available on all major e-commerce platforms or with major dry fruit retailers. All consumers have to do is search for California pistachios.

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