National Pistachio Day
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.