Pistachio is evergreen plant, which is particularly cultivated in subtropical and tropical areas. There are about 20 species. They are common in the Mediterranean, Northeast Africa, Western, Middle East and East Asia. Most of species need about 20 years to reach maximum productivity.
Pistachio is very beneficial. It contains proteins, fats, carbohydrates; B1, B2, B6, and E vitamins; Copper, manganese, and phosphorus.
Pistachio nuts regulate cholesterol in the blood, reducing the risk of heart disease, reduces feelings of hunger. Also, is quite useful for diabetes. Is recommended for anemia, tuberculosis, stomach and liver diseases.
Pistachio nuts are not recommended for pregnant women and nursing mothers – there is a great risk of allergies.
Also, take into account, that 100 gr. of pistachio nuts contain about 600 calories.