The pistachio, a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originating from Central Asia and the Middle East. The tree produces seeds that are widely consumed as food. The health benefits of pistachios include a healthy heart, weight management, protection against diabetes and hypertension, and improved digestion. The vitamins, minerals, fats, and protein found in pistachio are all good for health.
• Pistachios are especially rich in phytosterols
• A one-ounce serving of roasted pistachios equals 49 nuts — more nuts per serving than any other nut and contain more than 10% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber, vitamin B-6, thiamin, phosphorus and copper.
• Salted pistachios providing adequate and balanced amounts of essential amino acids.