National Pistachio Day
(Also known as World Pistachio Day)
National Pistachio Day is observed next on Monday, February 26th, 2024 (339 days from today).
Pistachios today are no longer strange to everyone in the world. With their nutritional value as well as their delicious taste, pistachios have a strong fan base. Pistachio lovers definitely can't miss National Pistachio Day held on February 26 every year. National Pistachio Day is celebrated to recognize and show love for pistachios.
The Origin of the National Pistachio Day
Pistachios, also known as pistachios, originated in West Asia but are now being favored by users around the world. Pistachios belong to the family of walnuts and were discovered the earliest (according to medieval documents, people have known this type of pistachio since 7000 BC).
A Mediterranean climate-loving fruit, the pistachio was first introduced into the farmland by California in the 1930s, and it wasn't long before that pistachio became a specialty of the world. The rich source of gamma-tocopherol found in American Pistachios helps limit the possibility of lung cancer and other cancers. This has been organized by the American Association for Cancer Research.
The ability of pistachios to increase serum tocopherol-gamma levels of real pistachios helps protect the body and against cancer especially lung cancer. Eating pistachios also helps supplement fatty acids that help reduce bad cholesterol in the blood while increasing good cholesterol. Along with nearly 10 powerful antioxidants in chestnuts help the body slow down the aging process. In addition, Pistachios also contain a significant amount of lutein and zeaxanthin - 2 carotenoid antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of age-related retinal degeneration, support the immune system...
Pistachios are rich in nutrients, providing more than 30 different vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, yet are among the lowest in calories (3-4 calories per nut). About the basic ingredients, in 30g pistachio contains:
-50% fat, including 83% unsaturated fatty acids and absolutely no trans-fat.
-3g soluble fiber (more than any other oilseed)
In addition, Pistachios also have nutrients: Potassium, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium and phosphorus...
Health benefits of pistachios
Pistachios are one of the most delicious and nutritious nuts. Due to their high content of healthy fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals, these nuts are very beneficial for health. Here are the amazing health benefits of pistachios:
Beneficial for heart health
Pistachios are a heart-friendly hard-shelled nut. The reduction of bad cholesterol and an increase of good cholesterol can be obtained by eating pistachios every day. The antioxidants present in pistachios help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Since pistachios are high in fiber and low in saturated fat, they are the ideal snack for you. The high protein content of pistachios promotes the burning of energy and thus, contributes to weight loss. It is one of the best nuts you should eat if you want to lose weight.
Prevent age-related macular degeneration
The antioxidants present in pistachios help protect eye tissue from inflammation caused by oxidative stress and free radicals. Eyes are also protected from age-related macular degeneration thanks to these antioxidants.
Improve immune system
Pistachios contain a lot of vitamin B6. Deficiency of this vitamin interferes with the functioning of the immune system, which in the long term can reduce white blood cells. Therefore, eating pistachios regularly will help you maintain a healthy immune system.
Good for blood
Pistachios contain B complex vitamins and vitamin B6 which is necessary for the production of hemoglobin. Haemoglobin helps carry oxygen to all the cells, muscles and tissues of the body. Eating pistachios daily helps fight blood-related disorders like anemia.
Reduce the risk of diabetes
The amino acids in pistachios help prevent type 2 diabetes. The conversion of proteins into amino acids is due to the phosphorus content of pistachios. It also aids in glucose tolerance, which in turn helps manage diabetes-related complications.
Improves nervous system activity
Pistachios contain vitamin B6 which is very beneficial for the development of the nervous system. In the formation of myelin sheath contains an important part of this vitamin. The transmission of messages through the nervous system is regulated by it.
History of National Pistachio Day
Neither the documents nor the searches clearly indicate the origin and founder of National Pistachio Day. However, National Pistachio Day is still well received and popular today.
Observing National Pistachio Day
One of the best ways to observe National Pistachio Day is to eat them. You can go to the grocery store and buy yourself bags of pre-roasted pistachios, eating them with a morning cup of coffee will help you stay awake. Or, you can look for more recipes that can be made with pistachios and experiment with them. Besides, if you know someone who loves to eat pistachios, bring them and enjoy this favorite dish. Share your image with the hashtag #NationalPistachioDay on social media.
ObservedNational Pistachio Day has been observed annually on February 26th.
Saturday, February 26th, 2022
Sunday, February 26th, 2023
Monday, February 26th, 2024
Wednesday, February 26th, 2025
Thursday, February 26th, 2026