The legend tells that the queen of Sabah gave pistachios to her lovers before and after sharing stories of the one thousand nights. This gave them energy to continue sharing thousands of stories more.
Beyond the legend, it is true that pistachio is a great product for our health. It provides up to 23 different minerals and it does not produce any cholesterol. Pistachio is perfect for those who practise sports with physical activities, such us hiking, swimming, mountain bike, aerobics… and intellectual activities that require concentration.
Other benefits derived from the consumption of pistachio are the improvement of the sensitivity for insulin and the reduction of the risk to suffer from heart diseases. Pistachios are beneficial for heart and health in general.
Pistachios are an ideal substitute of food with saturated fat, such us pop corn and chips. They are used in pastry, ice-creams and appetizers.
Various studies prove that people who often eat nuts reduce considerably the risk of suffering from heart diseases.
It is a source of protein of vegetal origin, which contains arganine (energy aminoacid), and a high protein content.
Pistachio has a high content of unsaturated fat, mainly mono-unsaturated fat. It is rich in oleic acid, which helps to reduce the level of cholesterol and triglycerides, and vein pressure. It does not produce cholesterol and it has low levels of saturated fat..
It has considerable quantities of fitosterols and cupper, magnesium, phosphor and calcium.
Pistachios also contain a lot of vitamins such us vitamin E and folic acid, which thanks to their antioxide action reduce the risk of suffering heart diseases.