Pistachio is a small tree that originated from the Middle East, it has a very pleasant and delicious taste. The pistachio tree grows in Iran, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Syria. In 2017, Iran was recognized as the largest producer of pistachios. After Iran, the United States and China are in the next ranks of pistachio production in the world. Pistachio is a Persian word that has been translated into European languages through Latin. Less than ten percent of pistachios produced in Iran are consumed domestically and more are exported. Pistachios are divided into two types, round and elongated. But if we want to take a closer look at pistachios, it is divided into 4 groups: Hazelnut, Koleghoochi, Akbari and Ahmad Aghaei.
|Nutrients||per 100 grams|
|Vitamin E||4.16 milligrams|
|Energy||601 kilo calories|
Improve heart health
Daily consumption of pistachios can lower cholesterol in the body. Pistachio is a rich source of amino acids that prevent the narrowing of blood vessels and the formation of blood clots in the body. Therefore, pistachio consumption plays an important role in improving heart health.
To have an ideal weight, pistachio consumption is recommended. Pistachios are low in calories, high in protein and low in fat. For a healthy diet, you can consider pistachios as a good option.
Prevent macular degeneration
Pistachio has carotenoid antioxidant properties, so pistachio consumption reduces macular degeneration in the elderly.
Help digest food
The presence of fiber in pistachios regulates the function of the body’s digestive system. In a way that makes the body digest easier and digests food faster.
Pistachio consumption can balance blood sugar levels and blood pressure. The presence of various antioxidants in pistachios can control the blood sugar process.
Strengthen the immune system
Pistachios with vitamin B6, can strengthen the immune system. It can make the body resistant to all kinds of infections and cancers. Pistachios can be used to protect neurons and nerves in the body. Vitamin B6 also reduces inflammation in various parts of the body.
Pistachios contain beneficial oils for the body. Consumption in its amount can be effective in stimulating healthy hair growth, strengthening hair, increasing hair flexibility. Pistachio also acts as a natural moisturizer for hair. Improving hair texture and repairing damaged hair tissue is another strength of pistachio consumption.
Rejuvenate the skin of the body
Pistachios contain antioxidants that are effective in preventing skin aging. Elimination of skin cracks, especially foot skin cracks is one of the properties of pistachio. The oils in pistachios help keep the skin smooth and one-handed, and can also replace moisturizing oils. Pistachios contain essential fatty acids for the body to help maintain radiance and brighten skin tone.