- Ideal snack with an aperitif
- Versatile ingredient for savoury or sweet recipes
- A good source of dietary fibre
- Rich in minerals; calcium, iron and magnesium
Did you know that pistachios credit their greenish colouring to chlorophyll – the natural pigment found in plant leaves, which just so happens to be an antioxidant – just another tick in the nutrient box as far as we’re concerned!
Pistachios are mainly produced in Iran and are one of the few nuts to boast such a long list of dietary must-haves, such as, carbohydrate, protein, amino acids, fats and dietary fibre. Add a super-rich layer of essential minerals to the bill and you’ll have potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper and phosphorous.
The nutritional value to these shelled jewels is just one reason to pack them into your daily diet. The fact that they are so easily incorporated into recipes is another reason, such as in nut butters, pesto’s or just as a snack with a cool drink, warning though, they are moreish!