Pistachio, commonly known as Pista, is a healthy protein-rich nut. It is rich in potassium, phosphorus and other essential nutrients important for several body functions.
Pistachio helps enhance the immune system by preventing cell damage caused by free radicals due to its antioxidant activity.The presence of fiber, protein and certain unsaturated fatty acids in Pistachio help improve digestion and aid in weight loss. Pistachio also has an important role in Inflammatory bowel disease due to its anti-inflammatory activity which prevents the damage and inflammation of the intestinal barrier.
Pistachio oil can be used to manage skin hyperpigmentation as it reduces the melanin production in the body. As per ayurveda, Pistachio oil can also be applied on the skin to help prevent sunburn due to its Ropan (healing) nature.
It should be kept it in that you consume Pistachio in a limited amount as excess intake might lead to rapid weight gain in obese people.
Pistachio : Pistacia vera, Mukulkam, Pista, Gule Pista, Piste, Green almond, Pistachio nut, Fistaque, Fustuq, Pistah