Pistachio were used as food thousands of years ago.His homeland is Persia, where it is considered a symbol of prosperity, fertility and wealth. In ancient times it was called “magic nut”, and the Chinese – “happy nut” because of the cracked shell reminiscent of a smile.
According to Muslim myth, the pistachio was brought to Earth by the first man (the father of mankind) Adam.
And Nebuchadnezzar, ruler of Babylon, who valued the pistachio’s superiority, grew it in his famous Hanging Gardens.
There is a legend that the queen of Saba declared pistachios as a royal food and forbade the villagers to grow them for their personal use.
Pistachio has become an indispensable food for traders in their travels due to its high nutritional “long-term” preservation.
Pistachio is actually a desert plant. A long hot and dry summer is the guarantee of a rich pistachio harvest.
Pistachio is a very tasty, incredibly useful food. This miracle product is rich in calories (159 kcal per ounce).Due to its usefulness it is used in medicine, in dietetics, cooking.
Mature pistachio is a cracked pistachio.It has a high nutritional value, contains a lot of useful fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Pistachio contains a lot of essential oils, magnesium, with B group vitamin, phosphorus, zinc and other microelements and vitamins. One of the main, useful elements in pistachio is vitamin B7 or biotin (beauty vitamin), which assimilates protein and burns fat, ie is considered the basis of metabolism. In case of biotin deficiency, hair, skin are affected and depressed mood occurs, cholesterol levels in the blood increase. Pistachio oil helps to get rid of skin pigment spots, freckles and make it more perfect. In pistachio antioxidants improve vision, and lutein acts almost as a light shield, protecting the retina from being damaged. Potassium and magnesium strengthen blood vessels and normalize heart function. Potassium is also needed to maintain the pH level in the body.
It is necessary to use at least 15 pistachios a day for maximum benefit.
In folk medicine, pistachio tincture is used as a remedy for fatigue and anemia.
Pistachio contains protein, amino acids, which play a major role in muscle growth and memory improvement. And carbohydrates are a great source of energy for storage and metabolism. Pistachio contains many nutrients that are good for digestion and are used in case of indigestion.
Pistachio has a positive effect on a person’s mental and emotional state, cardiovascular system -prevents the development of atherosclerosis and heart attack.
Recommended for people with intense physical and mental load, especially athletes. Phosphorus helps strengthen the musculoskeletal system.
Pistachios flush toxins out of the blood, clearing it. Pistachio is also a good way to keep your body healthy and toned. Pistachio is also called the “nut of youth” due to its ability to prevent the aging process.
Strengthening the immune system, pistachio has anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.
Sodium in pistachios is essential for the normal functioning of the kidneys, and sulfur strengthens the hair, nails and skin, improves joint function and strengthens muscles.
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