The Wonderful World of Pistachios

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The pistachio nut is a marvel. Healthy and delicious, it has numerous valuable qualities.

Pistachios have been known to humans as food for many millennia, appearing in Central Asia and the Middle East in prehistoric dwellings. The pistachio nut that we know and love today was first cultivated in Uzbekistan, and has spread to the rest of the world.

Pistachios have numerous heath benefits, making them a superfood. They have large quantities of protein, healthy fats, and several vitamins crucial to well-being such as Vitamin B6, iron, and phosphorous. Many studies have linked their properties to lowering both blood pressure and the risk of heart disease.

The little green nut is not only healthy, but also delicious, and has numerous uses in gastronomy. It’s not even necessary to cook with them. They are delicious when eaten alone. 

However, if you fancy trying a recipe with pistachio nuts, it can be used in desserts such as ice cream and biscotti, dips such as hummus and yogurt-based sauces, and in numerous main dish recipes, such as salads and pasta.

What are you waiting for? Add more pistachios into your diet and enjoy the numerous benefits.