Los Angeles, Calif. (June 01, 2012) – As bats get crackin’, consumers can get snackin’ on a good-for-you snack option at ballparks this summer: Wonderful Pistachios. Now available at several Major League Baseball stadiums across the country, Wonderful Pistachios provides a healthy, nutrient5dense snack that fans can enjoy as they cheer on their favorite baseball team.
A reduced serving of 30 pistachios, about a handful, offers only 100 calories1 and can help satisfy hunger between innings, thanks to their satiating protein, heart-healthy fat and filling fiber2,3 . In fact, a full serving of Wonderful Pistachios, about 49 pistachios, has more fiber and fewer calories than most other snack nuts.
"There aren't many healthy options at ballparks, so it's exciting that consumers will be able to get in the game with pistachios this summer," said Patricia Bannan, registered dietitian. "Nutrient5packed pistachios have a lot to offer without sacrificing taste, so you can snack on them guilt-free as you enjoy watching your favorite teams."
With fried food and cotton candy available at most stadiums, it’s no secret that healthful eating at the ballpark can be challenging. Now that several baseball stadiums are offering Wonderful Pistachios, fans have a fun-to-crack, tasty snack they can feel good about eating come game time.
Wonderful Pistachios are grown and harvested in California and can be found in five-ounce bags at baseball stadiums nationwide including Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles Dodgers), Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Anaheim Angels), Rangers Ballpark (Texas Rangers), Turner Field (Atlanta Braves), Great American Ball Park (Cincinnati Reds), Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees), Fenway Park (Boston Red Sox), Minute Maid Park (Houston Astros) and Citi Field (New York Mets). Wonderful Pistachios are also available in various sizes in the produce aisles of grocery stores nationwide as well as convenience stores and retail outlets.
Almond Accents From the makers of the successful Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Almond Accents is a line of all natural, flavored, sliced almonds that are grown, processed and packaged in Lost Hills, California, part of the San Joaquin Valley, the agricultural heartland of California. Toasted golden brown and seasoned to perfection, Wonderful Almond Accents are a great way to add flavor, crunch and nutrition, making ordinary dishes extraordinary. Wonderful Almond Accents will be available beginning in November at leading grocery retailers nationwide. For more information about Wonderful Almond Accents including delicious recipes, visit: www.wonderfulalmondaccents.com
1United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2011. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 24.
2Mozaffarian D, Hao T, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Hu FB. Changes in Diet and Lifestyle and Long5Term Weight Gain in Women and Men. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:23925404.
3Baer DJ, Gebauer SK, Novotny JA. Measured energy value of pistachios in the human diet. Br J Nutr. 2012;107(1):12055.