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Best type of nut: Peanut or Pistachio?

They are the ultimate snack. Filled with protein, healthy fat and delicious taste, these shelled sensations never get old. Some say the peanut is the classic choice; they are the perfect companion for baseball games, movies and ice cream sundaes. Others argue that the pistachio is far superior. They're tangy and salty; no one in their right mind would turn down pistachios as an afternoon snack. Which nut is best? 

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Peanuts are the classic snack. They can be healthy or indulgent, but either way, they will leave you happy. 

Imagine a huge bowl of vanilla bean ice cream freshly topped with hot fudge. There's only one logical thing left to add: a sprinkle of salty peanuts. Could there be anything better?

Plus, peanuts are candy's best friend. Just ask Snickers, Payday, Baby Ruth and Reese's. 

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When it comes to the sweeter side of life, look no further than pistachios. There's pistachio ice cream, pistachio cake, even pistachio dessert "fluff."

These nuts are more addicting than anything else out there. Cracking them open is its own reward. 

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Peanuts are brain food. According to Health.com

...peanuts are high in folate—a mineral essential for brain development that may protect against cognitive decline.

Not only do they power your mind, but they also fuel your body. 

Peanuts are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. These include biotin, copper, niacin, folate, manganese, vitamin E, thiamin, phosphorus, and magnesium.

There's no need to feel guilty when grabbing a handful of peanuts to satisfy your salt craving. Peanuts are the healthy choice. 

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Pistachios pack their own punch, and history proves it: these nuts have been around since 7,000 B.C. Pistachios are one of the lowest calorie nut options, and they're packed with vitamin B6 and potassium. According to Healthline

Vitamin B6 is important for several functions, including blood sugar regulation and the formation of hemoglobin, a molecule that carries oxygen in red blood cells.

There are few reasons not to choose pistachios: 

[Pistachio] health benefits may include a healthier gut, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, in addition to promoting weight loss and eye and blood vessel health.
What's more, they're delicious, versatile and fun to eat. For most people, including pistachios in the diet is a great way to improve overall health.
FINAL RESULTS
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Best type of nut: Peanut or Pistachio?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamPeanut
#TeamPistachio