Iranian Dried Fruit Products
One of the well-known and well-liked pistachio cultivars on the market for a very long time is the Akbari variety. Because of its enormous and elongated appearance, this pistachio might be considered the most opulent variety.
Iran is the primary producer of this variety of pistachio, while the Persian Gulf nations including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar are the main consumers of this pistachio.
Due to its cultivation and look, the Akbari pistachio has always been more expensive to export than other types. Although this variety of pistachio is grown in Kerman, Yazd, Semnan, and Khorasan Razavi, Kerman is still the primary location for pistachio production.
This pistachio is very simple to dry in the sun and comes in a variety of flavors, including raw, roasted, salted, and salted with lime. This variety of pistachio has a creamy-colored shell with a purple, brown, and greenish kernel.
What kind of nutrition do pistachios provide?
Pistachios are 4% water, 45% fat, 28% carbohydrate, and 20% protein in their raw state. Pistachios are a great source of protein, dietary fiber, numerous minerals, and B group vitamins like thiamin and vitamin B6, and 100 grams of them have 562 calories. Calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B5, folate, vitamin E, and vitamin K are all moderately abundant in pistachios. Saturated and unsaturated fats are present in raw pistachios. Palmitic acid and stearic acid are two of their saturated fatty acids. Oleic acid makes over 51% of the total fat in pistachios, making it the most prevalent unsaturated fatty acid.
What advantages do pistachios have?
The US Food and Drug Administration originally asserted in July 2003 that certain nuts, particularly pistachios, specifically lower the risk of heart disease. Scientific data indicates that consuming 1.5 ounces (42.5 grams) of most nuts, such as pistachios, daily as part of a diet low in saturated fats and low in cholesterol will reduce the risk of heart disease. This claim was founded on this.