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Pistachios / Pista

Pista flavour is definitely yummy. Be it pistachio ice-cream or halwa , or chopped up raw on our pedhas, we love pistachios! But we must, especially diabetics must, make a point of eating them raw everyday as it helps stabilize blood sugar and protects the heart.

Health and Nutrition Facts

Fitness-Packed with protein and minerals as well as key antioxidants, pistachios are the all-natural way to fuel fitness.
Antioxidants - Antioxidants are of interest because oxidized low-density lipo proteins (LDL) are implicated in inflammation and plaque buildup inside blood vessels.Antioxidants should prevent LDLs from oxidizing, migrating into the blood vessel walls and causing inflammation. Pistachio nuts, eaten as part of a healthy diet, can increase the levels of anti oxidants in the blood of adults with high cholesterol, according to an international team of nutritional scientists.
Potassium & Sodium-Roasted and salted pistachios may be a more natural way to get back the important nutrients you lose during exercise – potassium and sodium – compared to popular sports drinks on the market. A serving of pistachios provides 300mg of potassium and about 130mg of sodium with only 2g of sugar.
Eye Health - Pistachios contain a wide variety of nutrients called carotenoids that are beneficial to eye health.
Stable Blood Sugar - The University of Toronto performed a study that showed that pistachios may stabilize blood sugar levels and can be a good snack item for diabetics.
Heart - The nut contains good fats that can help lower cholesterol and reduce risk of heart disease. Pistachios also provide with a healthy doseof vitamin B6 that helps prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Protein - Pistachio nuts are an excellent source of vegetable protein. Pistachios eaten with grains, vegetables, and fruits, can help you add complete protein to your diet.

Fibre - Pistachios contain higher amounts of fibre that helps keep the digestive system operating normally and prevents constipation.

Interesting facts

  • The pistachio is not a nut in the botanical sense but a stone fruit of the dioecious pistachio tree.
  • The foliate tree can grow up to 12 meters high and live for up to 300 years. Its roots reach depths of 15 meters.
  • Legend has it that the pistachio tree is the symbol of happiness and plenty for lovers, who meet beneath its branches on moonlit nights, and it was favourite of the Queen of Sheba.
  • As pistachio trees are dioecious they produce male and female flowers on separate trees. This means that both male and female trees must be present for pollination, or, alternatively, branches from male trees must be grafted onto female trees. Pollen is carried from male to female flowers by the wind, not by bees. Pollination generally takes place between March and April.