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Best type of nut: Pistachio or cashew?

They are the ultimate snack. Filled with protein, healthy fats, and delicious taste, these shelled sensations never get old. Fans of pistachios love their salty, tangy taste. They are not only a great topping, but they also serve as inspiration for plenty of desserts and pastries. Others favor cashews, saying they are a "crescent-shaped" gift from above. Cashews have a slight sweetness to them that brings endless satisfaction. Which nut is your favorite?

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Pistachios pack a 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 are great source of 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.
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Don't sleep on cashews though. These pleasant little crescent-moons offer their own slew of health benefits. Cashews do wonders for your heart, skin and hair, and can also prevent blood disease and protect your eyes. 

According to NDTV Food:

Studies consistently show that nut intake has a cholesterol-lowering effect, in the context of healthy diets, and there is emerging evidence of beneficial effects on oxidative stress, inflammation, and vascular reactivity. 

Cashews are the perfect companion to your favorite curry or stir fry recipe. These nuts also are a great replacement ingredient whenever you're in need of a vegan-friendly dessert.

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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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But cashews have a secret weapon. Meet Cashew, the sweet Pomeranian pup. If a nut is lucky enough to get this precious guy as its namesake, it must be doing something right.

FINAL RESULTS
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Best type of nut: Pistachio or cashew?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamPistachio
#TeamCashew