Those gloriously delicious green nuts that everyone loves, pistachios are also used to flavor many desserts like ice cream and cake!
What are pistachios?
They are green nuts that are grown on a tree and have a hard outer shell. They are used in many dishes both sweet and savory, and can also be eaten on their own, usually roasted.
Pistachios are also said to have many health benefits. They are loaded with nutrients like fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, phosphorus and manganese.
They are also high in antioxidants, more than most other seeds and nuts, in fact. The only nuts that have more are walnuts and pecans. Antioxidants help in preventing cell damage and reducing the risk of diseases like cancer.
Pistachios are both low in calories and high in protein. This makes them a great snack. Better than other nuts and seeds, because the rest are usually all high in calories.
They also may help in weight loss. Because they are high in fiber and protein, they help your stomach to feel more full, causing you to eat less.