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Certified Farmers Market Fresh Pick of the week: Almonds and Pistachios!

March 16, 2009, Palm Springs, CA - Almonds and Pistachios are this week’s Fresh Picks at the Certified Farmers’ Market. Available at all three Certified Farmers’ Market locations, both are available in convenient packages of various sizes. Choose from plain, flavored, organic, raw and/or roasted. All are locally grown and farm-packaged.

Did you know: Nuts of all types are well-known for their health benefits. Almonds in particular, are a rich source of Vitamin E (containing 24 mg per 100 g), and are also rich in monounsaturated fat (one of the two "good" fats responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol). Pistachios can also significantly reduce cholesterol, and help prevent the narrowing of arteries, according to researchers. In fact, in one study, volunteers who ate three ounces of pistachios a day for just one month lowered their total blood cholesterol by 8.4 per cent.

Price: Packages run from $5 - 15.00 depending on size of package.

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