In the “world” of nuts, you will surely distinguish a small and different pistachio, which is characterized by a lively green color and a distinct taste. This type of nut is distinguished by its low calorie content and high nutritional value. Pistachios are also successfully used in cooking, and eating them daily has a positive effect on our health.
The history of pistachio dates back to 9,000 years ago in the Middle East and Asia. Also, there are various historical reports, according to which this amazing type of nut was widespread in Georgia in the Middle Ages. Pistachios have such a characteristic taste and high nutritional values that it is not surprising that they are found in many culinary masterpieces around the world.
Pistachios are one of the best nuts, rich in protein, omega-3 fatty acids and dietary fiber. Despite their small size, pistachios also contain the following vitamins: B1, B2, B6 and E, manganese and copper. The composition of the mentioned vitamins and minerals transforms pistachios into a particularly useful product for health, which helps us improve cardiovascular health, correct weight and reduce blood cholesterol levels.
Pistachios are widely used in cooking. This type of nut has such a memorable taste and aroma that you can use it in ice creams and desserts, and its crunchy texture is perfect for sweets and cakes.
Pistachios are also used to prepare butter, baklava and halva.
I will share with you 2 simple recipes that will help you create a delicious and very healthy snack from pistachios. Most of the ingredients can be purchased in the My Supplies online store.
Pistachio Trail Mix
• 1 cup of pistachios
• 1 cup of walnuts
• 1/2 cup dried cranberries
• 1/4 cup dark chocolate
• 1/4 cup almond flakes
1. Mix together the following ingredients: pistachios, walnuts, dried cranberries, crushed dark chocolate and coconut flakes.
2. Place it in a convenient container and carry it with you during the day.
This nut and fruit khemis is perfect for traveling, or even for everyday use at work.
Pistachio and cashew butter
• 1 cup of pistachios
• 1 cup of cashews
• 2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup (optional)
• 1/4 teaspoon of salt (optional)
1. Transfer pistachios and cashews to a blender jar. Blend until you get a cream-like mass.
2. If desired, add honey or maple syrup, as well as a pinch of salt and mix again.
3. Transfer the obtained butter to a jar or an airtight container.
You can eat butter with toast or fruit salads.
As you can see, pistachios are a unique type of nut, from which you can easily prepare the desired and healthy khemis.
If you want to buy this ideal product without leaving home, the online store “My Stock” offers both roasted and shelled pistachios. Our courier will deliver the ordered product for free throughout Georgia.