Pistachios have a mildly sweet taste and are excellent options for snacks as they fill you up fast and are nutrient-rich. They are one of the few nuts that contain most of the nutrients such as Carbohydrates, Protein, Amino Acids, Fats, and Dietary Fibre. They are rich in minerals such as Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, and Sodium.
Pistachios also provide essential vitamins like Vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K as well as Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, etc. They are lower in calorie and fat content compared to many other nuts and dried fruit. Pistachios are among the healthiest nuts, yet they are scarcely consuming as often as they should be.
A) Long pistachios are of three types: Akbari, Ahmad Aghaei, and Badami
B) Round pistachios are of two types: KallehQuchi and Fandoghi
Pistachios presented in one of the following styles:
- One of the most Traditional Pistachios with unique taste and texture is called as AKBARI that is one of the LONG types
- Roasted pistachios
- Roasted & Salted pistachios
- Roasted & Salted pistachios s – Saffron coated
The pistachio tree is a deciduous, long-living, slow-growing tree that reaches a height of 20-33 feet (6-10 meters). Pistachios are one of the oldest edible nuts and are commonly used all over the world. Among tree nuts, pistachios appear to be particularly susceptible to contamination by Aflatoxins, but what makes us different is we guarantee Aflatoxin-free pistachio.
BENEFITS OF PISTACHIOS.
- Prevents Cancer
- Pistachios and pistachio pastes are rich in a type of vitamin E called gamma tocopherol. This vitamin has been shown to reduce your risk of cancer, especially that of the prostate and lungs. Pistachios also carry resveratrol, which has antioxidant properties that are thought to prevent cancer.
- Treats Inflammation
- Chronic inflammation can be responsible for several conditions like arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and even asthma. Certain antioxidants like flavonoids and phenols that are contained in the skin and kernels of roasted pistachios are anti-inflammatory in nature and be used to treat inflammation.
- Reduces the High Blood Pressure in Type II Diabetes Patients
- High-fiber nuts like pistachios are recommended for an anti-diabetes diet. They not only help manage diabetes but also reduce the stress exerted on the heart of the individuals with type II diabetes.
- Lowers Cholesterol
- The “healthy cholesterol” level of pistachios (HDL) can reduce the “bad cholesterol”(LDL) levels and reduce risk of heart disease. Pistachios are also high in fiber, another nutrient that’s known for regulating cholesterol levels in your heart.
- Nervous system
- The high levels of Vitamin B6 in pistachios help in the formation of amino acids. Amino acid, in turn develops amines that act as neurotransmitters. Vitamin B6 also synthesizes myelin, which forms an insulating cover around the nerve fiber for proper transportation of signals. Pistachio also produces serotonin, melatonin and GABA, which help to reduce stress. It also contains trace amounts of copper, which is responsible for neurotransmission.
- Keeps Bones Healthy
- The benefits of pistachios pastes extend to the bones. They have a surprisingly high content of calcium, potassium, and magnesium. There’s even some vitamin K, which is crucial for bone health. These nutrients strengthen bones and prevent bone-related diseases.
- Promotes Eye Health
- Carotenoids are usually associated with orange fruits and veggies. But pistachios also have these advantages! They’re packed with two carotenoids called lutein and zeaxanthin. In fact, pistachios have the highest level of carotenoids than any other nuts. The antioxidant properties of lutein and zeaxanthin are powerful. They protect the eye tissue from phototoxicity or damage from the sun. It’s an important factor in preventing age-related macular degeneration.
- Aids Weight Loss
- If you’re looking to lose weight, it’s good to have a handful of pistachios every day, along with other tree nuts.
- Promote Healthy Gut Bacteria
- Pistachios are high in fiber, which is good for your gut bacteria. Eating pistachios may increase the number of bacteria that produce beneficial short-chain fatty acids like butyrate.
- Pistachios Help Raise Red Blood Cell Count
- Pistachios contain fair amounts of iron and substantial levels of copper, which is rarely discussed but very important factor determining iron absorption.