Pistachio used for food more than 2, 5000 years.  Pistachios - the fruit of the pistachio tree
 In the East, pistachio trees, which grow these nuts are called "trees of life." Pistachios grow only in tropical and subtropical climates, they are grown for sale in Iran, Syria, Greece, Italy, the US and other warm countries, the market leader - Turkey and Iran.

Now pistachio trees domesticated in rare places you can find wild specimens. Sami multistemmed trees with dense foliage and low. Their life expectancy reaches 400 years.

Fruits of pistachios properly called seeds, but at home they habitually called nuts. Collect pistachio fruit in July and August. Their shape resembles an egg, a little angular, up to 2, 5 cm in length. Before storing the fruit is dried in the sun. Another option preparation for storage - soaking the fruit in salt water followed by roasting.

In cooking, pistachios used in baking, confectionery, salads, as well as one piece as an appetizer to a variety of drinks.

The benefits of pistachios

Pistachios contain a set of useful trace elements - manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus. Rich in mineral composition and caloric pistachios make them the product of choice in the diet of people with increased physical activity.

Many in pistachios and vitamins, especially E and Group B. Vitamin E is known for its antioxidant properties, it also plays an important role in the functioning of the reproductive system.

The benefits pistachios shows high content of such substances from the group of carotenoids as lutein and zeaxanthin. They are present only in the form of nuts, strengthens bones and teeth, help preserve vision.

Pistachios are rich in fiber, on its content they occupy first place among the nuts. It is estimated that 30 grams of pistachios contain as much fat as the average serving of oatmeal.

These nuts are recommended to include nutrition in jaundice, anemia, lung disease, liver. When colic benefits of pistachios is to remove biliary tract spasm. There is information about reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, and slowing the aging process with regular use of pistachios.

Eating pistachios increases vitality, invigorates the body, they are rightly called nuts for the perfect mood. In men, the use of food pistachios enhances sexual potency and improves sperm motility and vitality.  Calorie pistachios - 500-650 kcal per 100 g

Pistachio oil is used in cosmetic purposes - using it successfully deduce freckles and dark spots on the skin.

Harm pistachios

Most of the pistachio is available for sale with half-doors, but there are also completely closed nuts. Hard shell, if it is to crack the teeth can damage tooth enamel.

Caloric pistachios compared to other nuts lowest, but in absolute terms it is high enough, and an average of 500-650 kcal per 100 g Fats constitute half of the energy value of the product. The day a man can be without compromising the health to eat about 10 pistachios, that amount does not lead to weight gain or completeness. Because of the high caloric content of pistachios are not recommended to abuse people with obesity.

Harm pistachios may appear allergic reactions to the product of different severity. Allergies are generally manifested as a rash or redness on the skin, or in the form of food intolerance with nausea, vomiting and impaired stool. People who are allergic to other types of nuts with caution included in the diet and pistachios.