Pistachios in panjiri
Like almonds, pistachios contain antioxidants, and are a rich source of protein. They contain essential fatty acids and are rich in minerals like potassium, iron and zinc, and in vitamins A, K C & E.
Geeky nuggets of info on these delicious nuts :
As do almonds, pistachios get a special mention in the Bible (the only 2 nuts that do apparently)
They used to be called the nut for royalty only
Hearing the crack of a pistachio is said to be good luck (I've heard enough cracks as a child, so hope that lots of luck is coming my way!).
Pistachios are called a 'hot nut' (dadima calls them 'garam', and would stop me eating too many), as they warm a person from the inside out
I love these nuts, and as a child I remember cracking them open with my dad & dadaji, and being rather addicted! I've learnt to eat them in moderation now. Enjoy this royal nut, fit for royalty , hence included in dadima's panjiri. Anni x