HEALTH AND HISTORY OF PISTACHIO’S
Did you Know this about Pistachio’s?
Pistachio’s: The pistachio is a member of the cashew family and is a small tree originating from central Asia and the Middle East and are a beautiful green nut coated in a purple and pink. Dying the shell red or green covered up the stains. But today about 98 percent of pistachio’s sold in the U.S. are grown in California, where a more mechanized harvesting process means that the nuts are picked, hulled and dried before the shell has a chance to become stained, so there is no need to dye them.
Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. Recent archaeological evidence in Turkey suggests that humans were enjoying them as early as 7,000 B.C. pistachios are botanically related to mangoes, peaches, and nectarines.
Pistachios are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals.
By enjoying a handful of pistachio’s on a daily base it can offer you the following health Benefits.
- Healthy Heart. Pistachio’s help in reducing bad cholesterol, LDL and increases good cholesterol, HDL in the body thus preventing heart diseases.
- Anti-inflammation Properties.
- Prevents Diabetes.
- Haemoglobin And Blood.
- Nervous System.
- Macular Degeneration.
- Boosts Immunity.
- Healthy Brain.
|1||Islamic Rep of Iran||230,000 metric tonnes|
|2||The United States of America||108,598 metric tonnes|
|3||Turkey||73,416 metric tonnes|
|4||The Syrian Arab Republic||52,066 metric tonnes|
Foods you can add Pistachio’s too.
Pistachio’s Pesto can be spread onto bread, vegetables mixed into pasta for a healthy snack. You can look for recipes to make homemade pistachio pesto on Pinterest. Pistachio’s pesto also contains calcium, iron, selenium, zinc, folate and magnesium.
If you have ever tried Almond butter you are in for a treat with pistachio butter, it has a rich, mildly sweet flavour. You can Spread it on to a warm bread or a slice of toast as a snack You can buy pistachio butter at some health food stores, from an online vendor, or you might look for a recipe to make your own but homemade is just the best.
With the great taste of pistachio nuts, lemon, salt, pepper, garlic, and virgin olive oil it goes great on fish, meat, and pasta. You can bake it to create a crust or you can simply place it on top of your meal. Pistachio Pesto also goes great with Salads, Pilafs, and Cous Cous.