Paramount Farms Establishes Scientific Advisory Board to Advance Understanding of the Health Benefits of Pistachios

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 General News J E 4
LOS ANGELES, June 10 Paramount Farms, a leading grower andsupplier of pistachios, today announced the selection of its Pistachio HealthScientific Advisory Board. Members of the Pistachio Health ScientificAdvisory Board were selected for their expertise and industry leadership inthe areas of scientific nut research and public health.

"We're bringing together a distinguished group of scientists, each anexpert in a different area integral to pistachio nutrition research," saidDominic Engels, vice president marketing, Paramount Farms. "We're proud thatthis assembled prestigious group, ranging in expertise from cardiovasculardisease, obesity, nutrition to behavioral sciences, have come together toadvance the understanding of the health benefits of pistachios and promote itsrole in a healthy lifestyle."

For more information including member biographies, visit

About Pistachios

A one-ounce serving of pistachios, with 49 kernels and 160 calories,provides more than 30 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Pistachios arean excellent source of vitamin B6, copper and manganese; and a good source ofprotein, fiber, thiamin and phosphorus. Offering the most nut per 1 ozserving, 30 kernels make a satisfying, delicious snack for about 100 calories.For more information visit, the leading onlinesource of information on the health and nutrition benefits of pistachios,research updates and educational materials, to consumers and healthprofessionals. The site is provided by Paramount Farms, California's largestpistachio grower and processor, as an industry-wide resource.

About Paramount Farms

Paramount Farms is the world's largest vertically integrated supplier ofpistachios and almonds. Paramount Farms' 30,000 acres of pistachio orchards,located in California's San Joaquin Valley, are the largest in the WesternHemisphere. Paramount Farms' pistachios can be found in the producedepartment of grocery stores nationwide sold to consumers under theWonderful(R), Everybody's Nuts(TM) and Sunkist(R) brand names.Members of the Pistachio Health Scientific Advisory Board include: -- Dr. David Heber, director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition -- Dr. Carl Keen, distinguished professor, Nutrition & Internal Medicine at UC Davis -- Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, distinguished professor of nutrition, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Pennsylvania State University -- Dr. James Painter, chair of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Eastern Illinois University -- Dr. Joan Sabate, chair and professor of nutrition, School of Public Health, Department of Nutrition, Loma Linda University

SOURCE Paramount Farms


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