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Novel Techniques in Nutrition and Food Science

Health Benefits of Pistachios: A Mini- Review

  • Open or CloseAli Dini1,2*

    1Pistachio safety research center, Rafsanjan university of medical sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran

    2Department of Food Sciences and technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan, Rafsanjan, Iran

    *Corresponding author:Ali Dini, Pistachio safety research center, Rafsanjan university of medical sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran

Submission: January 10, 2024;Published: February 29, 2024

Volume7 Issue3
February 29, 2024


Pistachios, celebrated as the “green gold of the Middle East,” transcend their conventional role as a delightful snack, emerging as a nutritionally rich nut with profound health benefits. This mini review explores the diverse facets of pistachios, unraveling their nutritional richness and examining their impact on cardiovascular health, weight management, antioxidant properties, blood sugar levels, glycemic control and gut microbiota. Noteworthy varieties within the Anacardiaceous family, including Pistacia vera and Atlantica, contribute to the global market. The mini review consolidates evidence demonstrating pistachios’ potential to reduce cholesterol, improve lipid profiles, promote satiety and support healthy body weight. Additionally, pistachios exhibit prebiotic effects, influencing gut microbiota positively. Understanding these multifaceted aspects positions pistachios as more than a flavorful snack-they are a valuable component of a holistic approach to well-being and nutrition.

Keywords:Pistachio nuts; Health benefits; Antioxidant; Nutrition

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