Pistachio’s have a huge impact on our health and vision. They are full of vitamins and minerals. They help relieve stress, weight loss and help with our moods. – MDA

Pallavi Srivastava

Pistachios are wonder nuts not just for the amazing health and nutrition benefits they carry, but also for the amazing history they have. We bet there are quite a handful of interesting facts about this in-shell nut that you are not aware about. Here we present a few such interesting facts.

Pistachios can lower your stress

Pistachios have significant amount of potassium and that helps in lowering the stress hormone cortisol in our body. A study conducted at the Penn State University, found out that pistachio nuts have the capability to lower impact of everyday stress on people. The participants of this study had high cholesterol and normal blood pressure. As they included 43 grams of pistachio nuts in their daily diet there was change in their stress level experienced with the same lifestyle routine.

Skinny nut

Pistachios are also called skinny nuts and the reason is their amazing nutrition profile. One pistachio nut has 3 calories and one cup of shelled pistachios have about 713 calories. This skinny nut has more dietary fiber and thiamin than yeast breads. Interestingly, 90% of the fat contained in pistachio is monounsaturated fat which also lowers the risk of heart diseases.

The happy nut

This nut has some interesting names across the world and one such name is with which it is famous in China: “The Happy Nut”. In Iran, it is called “The Smiling Nut”. The Middle Eastern folks go a step ahead and often refer to this nut as the “smiling pistachio.” And if in a Middle East country you hear the pistachio shell open while you are sitting under a pistachio tree, it is considered a sign of good luck endowing on you.

Nutritional punch

Pistachios are high on nutritional value. They have a significant amount of protein, magnesium, thiamin, fiber, and phosphorus. They are also a very good source of Vitamin B6, copper, and manganese…….

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