Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Pistachio Nut

Anyone need one pound of leftover pistachios from the holidays? My husband is now saying that he can't eat anymore because they make his tongue swell. Allergies...

Did you know that the pistachio tree is native to Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan? Or that bulk container shipments of pistachio nuts are prone to self heating and spontaneous combustion because of their high fat and low water content?

In December 2008, Dr. James Painter, a behavioral eating expert professor and chair of School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University, described the Pistachio Principle. The Pistachio Principle describes methods of "fooling" your body into eating less. One example used is that the act of de-shelling and eating pistachios one by one slows your consumption allowing you to feel full faster after having eaten less.

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