The pistachio is 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. Pistachio is a desert plant and is highly tolerant of saline soil. It has been reported to grow well when irrigated with water having 3,000–4,000 pm of soluble salts. Pistachio trees are fairly hardy in the right conditions and can survive temperatures ranging between −10 °C (14 °F) in winter and 48 °C (118 °F) in summer. They need a sunny position and well-drained soil.
Loaded with nutrients. High in antioxidants. Low in calories yet high in protein. May aid weight loss. Promote healthy gut bacteria. May lower cholesterol and blood pressure. May promote blood vessel health May help lower blood sugar. Delicious and fun to eat.