The Colorful Mysterious Protein Rich Pistachio Nut

I recently read the pistachio tree is the oldest flowering tree in the world and the pistachio nut is one of only two nuts mentioned in the Bible, almonds being the other. I also learned pistachios are actually the seed of the pistachio tree, not nuts. We all call them nuts though and I’m sure I still will.

Bowl of Pistachio Nuts

Pistachios are high in protein, fiber and antioxidants. They are also rich in a variety of important nutrients, such as vitamin B6, potassium and iron. They have fewer calories and more protein than other nuts, as well as more essential amino acids. Pistachios are also high in fiber, which is great for your digestion. I love to enjoy a few of these healthy nuts often!

Bowl of pistachio nuts on wooden table top view. Healthy food and snack.

Pistachios make a great quick healthy snack or they add a mysterious touch to baked goods and main dishes. They are versatile and fun to eat in the shell, but I prefer them already shelled. Add them to cookies, muffins, cakes, scones, biscotti, salads, hummus, to pasta or as a crust on fish, chicken or beef. I love the look of the green and purple colors.

Bowl of pistachio nuts on wooden table top view. Healthy food and snack.

Feel free to try one of my favorite Easy Real Food Recipes for oatmeal cookies made whole wheat flour and pistachios, “Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips.”

Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips

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Author: Dianna

Dianna Donnely is the Author of “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” and a Blogger who is passionate about "Easy Real Food Recipes" made with wholesome ingredients. A theme that runs throughout “Heart Seasons” is the heroine Lily’s love of nutritious foods and cooking, making it a natural transition to the next publishing adventure. A series of “Easy Real Food Recipes” cookbooks!

2 thoughts

  1. Yum! I agree with you. The color is part of the pistachio’s joy. I like them tucked into dark chocolate. I had never thought of them in a cookie like this, but it’s a good idea. Thanks.

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