Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Skinny Nut. **Giveaway!**

Back in October, the folks at Everybody's Nuts sent me a sampler of their Pistachios. I am a big fan of pistachios and an even bigger fan of freebies, so I accepted their sampler box and expected to be no more or less impressed with Pistachios than I was before I tried them. Though, I was grateful nonetheless for the chance to give new flavors a try.

But, just like there is a big difference in gas station coffee and a Grande cup of Starbuck's Daily Blend, there is a huge difference in quality flavored Pistachios and the sticky red kind you find in the aisle of your local convenience store. I was immediately a fan and started buying their nuts from that point on. (Once you've had their Salt & Vinegar Pistachios you'll never go back to the gas station variety!)

So, when I got another chance to try Everybody's Nuts and Wonderful Pistachios samples I jumped at the chance to do so and turn it into a giveaway for my readers as well.

Here's what you may not know about Pistachios. These little nuts pack quite the nutritional punch. Among snack nuts, they have the highest content of phytosterols. I know, I know. Phyto-what? Basically, they have a lot of this really good stuff that has been shown to reduce cholesterol absorption and basically make them super heart healthy. Guess they aren't called the "skinny nut" for nothing.

Geez, what I wouldn't give to have that nickname.

Anyways, here's where the giveaways come in. Because they know that once you try these nuts you'll be so convinced that a snack can be healthy and delicious, they are offering to send 10 of you a sampler of Everybody's Nuts and Wonderful Pistachios.

And here's what you have to do to enter. Head over to the Pistachio Health site and check out the facts, then come back leave a comment with one interesting Pistachio fact you learned while you were over there. I'll be shutting down comments at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, February 1st and drawing 10 lucky winners.

**This giveaway is open to all U.S. addresses (sorry, no international folks this time.) Be sure to leave an email address or blog link in your comment so I can get in touch with you and get an address to have your sampler sent out ASAP!**

Head back to Bloggy Giveaways to register for more cool giveaways!


91 comments:

Kimberly said...

I didn't know that pistachios were related to mango & spice sumac. Thanks for the giveaway:)

Anonymous said...

Those who ate inshell nuts ate less than those already shelled. Interesting! :)

Rebecca
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susan1215 said...

pistachios are full of fiber and antioxedients

techyone said...

Nutrient dense, full of fiber and antioxidants, pistachios give you more bang per calories than any other nut

Carolyn G said...

I learned that pistachio trees are wind-pollunated.

Carrie said...

The queen of sheba loved pistachios and kept the whole harvest for herself!

LeslieVeg said...

A 1 oz serving of pistachios has 160 calories, not bad!
These nuts are packed with nutrition!
Thanks for a super healthy Giveaway!
Leslie
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K said...

One male tree produces enough pollen for 8-12 female trees. That's a potent tree!!

Krista
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MariaJoy said...

They are full of antioxedients!

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calabaza said...

These are a fun way to get some protein!

Angie said...

i am totally going to use the shells to keep the snails away!!!! we are a pistachio hording family so we would love to win

cl said...

I discovered that pistachios were used to cure ailments like toothaches.

Carey said...

I would have never thought to use pistachio shells as drainage chips in pots and planters. Genius! That's what I'll be saving my shells for if I win!

Keitha said...

I learned that the pistachio has been used as a dyeing agent and a folk remedy for ailments ranging from toothaches to sclerosis of the liver. Thanks!

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bren j. said...

wow - California produces 300 million pounds of pistachios! That's crazy!
Thanks for such a nutty giveaway.

3carnations said...

I didn't know that pistachios were one of only 2 nuts mentioned in the bible.

Our family is nuts about nuts (pardon the pun). Especially my husband, who eats a ridiculous amount of peanuts (only because they're the most economical nut). If I won a nut contest he would be beside himself with joy!

Thanks for hosting this!

Kristen said...

I love that pistachios are so full of B vitamins and phenols

Anonymous said...

I did not know that pistachios contained 30 different vitamins,
minerals and beneficial phytonutrients in a 1 oz serving.
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cdziuba said...

I learned that California produces 300 million pounds of pistachios! I LOVE them

jerseygirl137 said...

Pistachios are thought to be rich in nutrients that reduce hardening of the arteries.
Very interesting. I love pistachio's.
Thank you.

suburban prep said...

They help reduce cancer. They are also a good source of dietary fiber.

Shirley said...

They are full of fiber and antioxidants.......besides tasting yummy.

AmandaK said...

It's beneficial for the digestive tract and for the maintenance of healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

You learn something new every day!

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Teresa said...

They contain "Good fats" The fats that our bodies need :)

Victoria said...

the bible mentions pistachios... crazy! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

mindy said...

California produces 300 million pounds of pistachios thanks for the giveaway

Bebemiqui said...

I didn't realize they had fiber in them!
Great giveaway! Count me in.
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christin said...

are only one of 2 nuts mentioned in the bible...interesting:) thanks!
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Leah said...

a 1oz serving has more antioxidants than green tea. And I love them!

Jennifer said...

Humans have been eating pistachios for over 9,000 years! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Susan said...

They are antioxidant-rich. Thank you - we love pistachios!

Danica said...

The pistachio is known as the happy nut in China.
This is a very interesting website. Thank you for sharing it.

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Jamie said...

Pistachios were once thought to cure ailments like toothaches andd sclerosis of the liver. In that case, I need to win because I have a terrible toothache!
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Jennifer said...

Pistachios offer the second highest amount of polyphenols among nuts. Polyphenols are antioxidants with potential heart health benefits.

Aimee said...

Pistachios were once thought to cure toothaches and sclerosis of the liver! wow, thanks for the giveaway!

Lanie said...

It isn't a fact, but I loved looking at the 1001 uses for pistachio shells. Use them for a missing game piece in Monopoly or Checkers or use them for drainage in potted plants. Lord knows we eat enough of them in this house to grind them up and use them as mulch in our flower beds!

Pat said...

Pistachios can be shaken, knocked or handpicked from the tree.
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Kimberly L said...

I learned that Pistachios are Nutrient Dense - "The Guidelines define nutrient-dense foods as those that provide substantial amounts of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, and relatively few calories."

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Hélène said...

I learned that pistachios became popular in the US after pistachio ice cream was introducesd.

Mo said...

I learned that pistachios are the only tree nut to contain beta-carotene & lutein.

I love pistachios, and would be happy to win. Thanks for the chance!

lfhpueblo said...

Pistachio shells are a slug and snail deterant. So you can put them in your vegetable and flower gardens if you have these little pests bothering you.

Julie D said...

Pistachios are a good source of dietary fiber and are among the highest fiber nuts, providing 12% of the DV per serving.

Beth said...

Pistachios help with weight management.

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

pistachios are full of antioxidants

Alicia said...

Pistachio Fun Fact: A one-ounce serving of pistachios scores higher on the USDA's antioxidant scorecard than a cup of green tea.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

Anam said...

The Pistachio is related to the Mango. Who knew?

Homemaker said...

I learned that "The pistachio has been used as a dyeing agent and a folk remedy for ailments ranging from toothaches to sclerosis of the liver."...Another kewl thing I learned is that you can use a pistachio as a missing game piece in checkers or Monopoly!!...LOL...

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Heather said...

California produces 300 million pounds of pistachios. Before 1970, there was no domestic pistachio industry.

Heather said...

Pistachios are yummy with good fat, protein and B vitamins.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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debrob58 said...

I love pistachios and I'm diabetic, so I was happy to learn the following information:
Pistachios are naturally low in carbohydrates and rich in monounsaturated fatty acids(MUFA), making them a perfect snack for diabetics following recommended dietary guidelines.

Hmmm, I feel like a little snack now :)

Sweetpeas said...

They are full of antioxidents!

Anonymous said...

I learned that humans have eaten pistachio nuts for over 9000 years!
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cstironkat said...

I learned pistachios are nature's super heart-healthy snack. Nutrient dense, full of fiber and antioxidants.

Stacy said...

I never knew pistachios were mentioned in the Bible.
Great giveaway!
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Ang said...

Good Source of Fiber; Highest Among Nuts. Beneficial for the digestive tract and for the maintenance of healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Stephanie said...

pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees
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valerie2350 said...

Pistachio Fun Fact: Pistachios are a relatively new U.S. crop. Until the 1970s no domestic pistachio industry existed.
:)

James and Andrea said...

Pistacios are related to the mango. Huh! Who knew? Thanks!

Tamra said...

A growing body of evidence shows that a diet that incorporates tree nuts, such as pistachios, is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

Andria said...

They were once used to cure toothaches. Interesting. Thanks for the chance.

Becca said...

In Iran pistachios are known as the 'smiling nut,' and in China, the 'happy nut.' Thanks! sbcashortie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Taylor said...

Pistachios Are one of the oldest flowering nut trees and mentioned in the Bible. Thank you so much!
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Buki Family said...

i love anything full of fiber and antioxidants!

CrystalGB said...

Pistachios are full of fiber and antioxidants.
Thank you for the giveaway.

Betsy said...

One male tree produces enough pollen for 8-12 female trees! Wow!

Sonya said...

Pistachios may calm acute stress reactions.

pestkaj said...

pistachios have lots offiber. I didn't know that!

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punkinmama said...

Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees - I had no idea.

Lisa said...

Pistachios are one of the two nuts mentioned in the Bible.
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Maggie said...

Pistachios Help With Weight Management. Cool! Thanks for the giveaway.

Angie said...

I LOVE pistachios...mmmm! An old folk remedy, pistachios were once thought to cure ailments such as toothaches and sclerosis of the liver! Wow..I wish they did cure toothaches..way more tastier than going to the dentist..lol! Thanks!

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Valerie said...

They are rich in the Amino Acid Arginine
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Nicole said...

Pistachios are Nutrient Dense. I love these nuts. Thanks!

tlcfromtn said...

California produces 300 million pounds of pistachios. Thanks!

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Jenn said...

I'm amazed that a little nut is related to the large mango!

Wehaf said...

Pistachios are a good source of arginine, an essential amino acid.

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Jackie said...

Pistachios are one of only two nuts mentioned in the bible.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Karin said...

In China- pistachios are known as the happy nut.

Linda said...

I learned that "Compared to other tree nuts, pistachios are the only tree nut to contain beta-carotene, lutein, resveratrol, and were rich in total phenolic compounds,
proanthocyanidins and flavonoids."
Thanks for the giveaway.

clallen said...

i learned that pistachios are full of fiber and antioxedients. thanks

Tammy said...

the queen of sheba loved pistachios

lisalmg said...

Lots of neat facts I never knew like that according to Moslem legend, the pistachio nut was one of the foods brought to Earth by Adam.
Our family would love these! Thanks!
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Pat Martorella said...

They Are anti-oxidant rich, which I surely love. Thanks! ffbbcourtney@hotmail.com

bonobo said...

I did not know that they have been used as a folk remedy! Thanks for a super giveaway!
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bison61 said...

pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut tree

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dddiva said...

The pistachio has been used as a dyeing agent and a folk remedy for ailments ranging from toothaches to sclerosis of the liver.

Lynne said...

I learned that pistachios are relatively new to the US.

noreen said...

only one of two nuts mentioned in the bible

cherice said...

Ok yummmmm! I liked that they are full of fiber and antioxidants, which is another great reason to eat them. Thanks for the cool giveaway.

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Ebie said...

i learned that pistachios can help w/ weight management

Tiffany said...

I didn't know that pistachios are one of only two nuts mentioned in the Bible. Pretty neat!!!
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