National Pistachio Day – January 26

National Pistachio Day

pistachip nuts

Facts on Pistachios

  • The pistachio is a small bushy tree native to the Middle East.
  • People use pistachios in cooking and enjoy them fresh or roasted as a snack.
  • Pistachios have more antioxidants per serving than green tea. They contain fiber, copper, manganese, and Vitamin B6.
  • The shell of the pistachio is naturally a beige color, in commercial pistachios sometimes dyed red or green.
  • One of the earliest desserts made with pistachios was baklava.