The word from the nutritionist
Pistachios: the green gold of Bronte
The pistachios are the best snack that the nature give us: they are not only tasty but also nutrient, rich in fibres, vitamins and mineral salts.
The pistachios are the fruit of the Pistacia tree, a plant of Eastern origin belonging to the Anacardiaceae family, that can can grow up to 10/12 metres in height and live until 300 years.
The main producers of this fruit are: Iran, California and Turkey; in Italy it is cultivated only in Sicily where there are the renowned Pistachios of Bronte.
The pistachios are the best snack that the nature give us: they are not only tasty but also nutrient, rich in fibres, vitamins and mineral salts. Thanks to its high content of antioxidant, it protect cells against the free radicals. aids to low the cholesterol, to prevent the heart disease and cancer.
It is compost for the 83% of lipids, 12% of protein and 5% of carbohydrate; but despite it has an high content in fats they are monounsaturated so they don’t cause damage to cardiovascular health.
From these fruits are extract a delicate oil that are used in dermatology for its softening properties.
The pistachio is a good ingredient in cuisine: you can use it to prepare sauces, risotto, pasta, lasagne, but also to accompany meats or fishes. In bakery it is used to prepare cakes, ice crema, biscuits, crema and nougats.
Published 03 January 2017