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Wonderful® Pistachios Score Snacking Home Runs At Major League Baseball Stadiums This Summer Move Over Peanuts—There's a New Nut on the Field

LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 provide a healthy, nutrient-dense 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 calories[1] and can help satisfy hunger between innings, thanks to their satiating protein, heart-healthy fat and filling fiber[2],[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. "Nutrient-packed 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. Check out where pistachios stand in the current baseball snack lineup[1]:

Baseball Park Snack

Calories

Fiber

Protein

Pistachios (1 oz. – about 49 kernels)

160

3g

5.75g

Large Soft Pretzel

483

2g

12g

Nachos with Cheese (6–8 chips, two

tablespoons of processed

cheese sauce)

346

0g

9g

Ice Cream Sandwich (3.3 oz.)

237

0g

4g

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.  

About Wonderful Pistachios
The Wonderful Pistachios brand features upscale, premium packaging and a bold contemporary look, appealing to a sophisticated, health-conscious consumer. Wonderful Pistachios are grown in Lost Hills, California, part of the San Joaquin Valley, the agricultural heartland of California. Grown, processed and packaged by Paramount Farms, Wonderful Pistachios are available at retail outlets and grocery stores nationwide including Albertsons, Giant Eagle, Kroger, Safeway, Vons and Wegmans, and are available in a variety of sizes. For more information about Wonderful Pistachios or the "Get Crackin'" campaign, visit www.WonderfulPistachios.com, www.GetCrackin.com, www.facebook.com/WonderfulPistachios and www.twitter.com/GetCrackin.

About Paramount Farms
Part of Roll Global LLC, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Paramount Farms is one of a group of privately owned, affiliated companies that comprise the largest farming operation of tree crops in the world, which include pistachios and almonds. Sister company Paramount Citrus is the largest orange and lemon packing facility in North America, the majority of which come from its own orchards, and the largest grower of Clementine Mandarin oranges in the United States.

[1] United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2011. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 24.
[2] Mozaffarian D, Hao T, Rimm EB, Willett WC, Hu FB. Changes in Diet and Lifestyle and Long-Term Weight Gain in Women and Men. N Engl J Med. 2011;364:2392-404.
[3] Baer DJ, Gebauer SK, Novotny JA. Measured energy value of pistachios in the human diet. Br J Nutr. 2012;107(1):120-5.

SOURCE Wonderful Pistachios



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