Snack on pistachios and enjoy its health benefits too!
12/31/2014 11:59:54 AM
|written By : Nithya Subramanian|
Pistachios are traditionally known to be healthy nuts. And it is for not for nothing! This green dry fruit, belonging to the cashew family, is packed with nutrients that are good for your heart, nervous system, eye and skin.
Pistachio trees have grown in the Middle East for thousands of years and have always been a desired delicacy in this region. Pistachios are the only nits mentioned in the Bible along with almonds. In Persia, pistachio trade and ownership of pistachio groves meant riches and high status. Legend has it that these were a favourite of the Queen of Sheba, who demanded all her land’s production for herself and her court. Through the conquests of Alexander the Great (334-323 BC), the nut reached Greece. Later, under the rule of the Roman Emperor Tiberius (First Century AD), the nut was also introduced into Italy and Spain.