The pistachio tree
The pistachio tree is one of the oldest flowering trees in the world.
The fruit of pistachios has a green husk that turns into a yellowish color when it becomes ripe and blooms to generate the fruit of green pistachios, which are coated with a thin violet husk.
The pistachio tree needs a period of 7-10 years to reach the production stage, and it may take 20 years until its production reaches its peak.
Pistachios can be eaten fresh, toasted, salted or flavored with different flavors and spices, and they can be used in many sweets and foods, the most famous pastry, Maamoul, and also Kunafa and Arab ice cream.
100 grams of pistachios contain 45 healthy fats and 20 grams of protein, as well as some vitamins, minerals and fiber, making it a wonderful healthy meal. It is rich in phosphorus, potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, manganese, zinc, copper, sodium and selenium. In addition to vitamin A, C, E and B6.
Eating pistachios, as part of a balanced diet, reduces cholesterol levels, and keeps the heart healthy, because pistachio has amino acids, antioxidants and healthy fats. It also contains fibers that contribute to improve digestion, and facilitate the exit of waste and toxins from the body.
Due to the high level of protein, healthy fats, and fibers as well as low saturated fats in pistachio, it is suitable for weight control as a snack or as a component in main meals, especially because it increases the feeling of satiation and provides the body with energy.
Pistachio also raises the level of iron absorption in the body, due to the high proportion of copper, which may help protect the body from anemia and low levels of iron stores.
One of the most important elements of pistachio is phosphorous, which is necessary for the brain’s health and helps increase concentration and the ability to remember and recall information, which in turn stimulates blood circulation in the brain.
The benefits of healthy pistachios for the body are also reflected on the skin; as it maintains healthy moisture levels and prevents it from drying, as it contains vitamin E, and it contributes to preserving the freshness of the skin, as it is rich in vitamin A, antioxidants and healthy fats.