Salted Pista Akbari (with Shell)
• The Queen of Sheba passed a diktat that pistachios are royal food and commoners were forbidden from growing the nut for personal use. According to Moslem legend, the pistachio nut was one of the foods brought to Earth by Adam.
• In China, the pistachio is referred to as the “happy nut” and given as a gift during the Chinese New Year as a symbol of health, happiness and good fortune. In Iran, it is called the “the smiling nut”. • A serving of pistachios provides 300mg of potassium and about 130mg of sodium with only 2g of sugar; whereas a serving of a popular sports drink provides only 30mg of potassium, 110mg of sodium with 14g of sugar.
• The pistachio was an indispensable travel item among early explorers and traders because of its long storage life and high nutritional value. Along with almonds, pistachios were frequently carried by travelers across the ancient Silk Road that connected China with the West.
|Pistachio nuts, dry roasted, w/o salt|
|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy;||2,391 kJ (571 kcal)|
|- Sugars||7.81 g|
|- Dietary Fiber||10.3 g|
|- lutein and zeaxanthin||1205 μg|
|Thiamine (vit. B1)||0.84 mg (73%)|
|Riboflavin (vit. B2)||0.158 mg (13%)|
|Niacin (vit. B3)||1.425 mg (10%)|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)||0.513 mg (10%)|
|Vitamin B6||1.274 mg (98%)|
|Folate (vit. B9)||50 μg (13%)|
|Vitamin C||2.3 mg (3%)|
|Calcium||110 mg (11%)|
|Iron||4.2 mg (32%)|
|Magnesium||120 mg (34%)|
|Manganese||1.275 mg (61%)|
|Phosphorous||485 mg (69%)|
|Potassium||1042 mg (22%)|
|Zinc||2.3 mg (24%)|