The pistachio , a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originating
from Central Asia and the Middle East. The tree produces seeds that are
widely consumed as food.
These other species can be distinguished by their geographic distributions
(in the wild) and their seeds which are much smaller and have a soft shell.
Each tree averages around 50 kilograms of seeds, or around 50,000, every
As of 2017, Iran accounted for over half the world’s production of pistachios.
Nuts are very popular in friendly and family gatherings and can be a perfect
snack for kids at school or for adults at work.
In July 2003, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the
first qualified health claim specific to consumption of seeds
to lower the risk of heart disease: “Scientific evidence suggests but does not
prove that eating 1.5 ounces (42.5 g) per day of most nuts, such as pistachios,
as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of
Although a typical serving of pistachios supplies substantial calories
(nutrition table), their consumption in normal amounts is not associated with
weight gain or obesity.
Pistachio consumption appears to modestly lower systolic and diastolic
blood pressure in persons without diabetes mellitus.
Instead of buying pistachios from Iran indirectly, we suggest that you buy
them directly from this store located in Iran.
Now you can buy these delicious nuts from our store in Iran (World Pistachio Center).