February 26 is World Pistachio Day!

February 26 is World Pistachio Day!

Pistachio is a tasty and rich fruit, which sometimes accompanies the Iranian table and sometimes the manifestation of Yalda and Nowruz nuts. This green gold originated in Iran and then spread to different countries. Celebrations are held around the world on World Pistachio Day to celebrate this wonderful and nutritious plant.

Pistachio, this unique plant, has one day of the year in the world, while its consumption is regular. The story of pistachios began in the United States in 1976, when the first pistachio crop was harvested in this country. The popularity of pistachio fruit doubled in European countries with the invention of pistachio ice cream by James W. Parkinson of Philadelphia.

World Pistachio Day is a great opportunity to learn more about the benefits of green gold and incorporate it into your daily diet.


Some interesting facts about pistachio:

Pistachio belongs to the cashew family and grows on a small tree. This fruit is native to Central Asia and the Middle East and grows in clusters like grapes.

Pistachio is known as a colorful kernel plant because of its green and purple colors. These dyes come from a natural pigment in the kernel called chlorophyll.

Learn more about pistachios:

  • More than half of the world’s pistachio production is produced in Iran.
  • Pistachio fruit contains more than 30 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
  • Eating one serving of pistachios a day is equivalent to egg protein.
  • The Chinese and people living in the Middle East consider pistachios to be happy nuts because the hard shell is open and the red kernel is visible, which evokes a smile.
  • In the Chinese New Year, pistachios are given as a gift, which is a symbol of happiness, health, and luck.

History of pistachio origin

Pistachios are mentioned in the Torah. When sending his children to Egypt, Prophet Yaqub (AS) mentioned the gifts of which pistachio was one of them.


A pistachio fruit consists of:

  • Shell Skin
  • Hard skin or Endocarp oysters
  • Thin and green pistachio skin
  • Seed
  • Seed coat fruit protector


Application of soft pistachio skin and its miraculous essential oil:

The soft skin of the pistachio protects the pistachio fruit during growth so that the infection does not spread to the fruit. This skin, when separated from the fruit, has 2 hours to become pistachio essential oil.

After that, the soft skin of the pistachio can be used in the following cases:

  • Burial and composting to feed trees
  • Preparation of pistachio skin jam
  • Livestock feed (anaerobic silo method)
  • Removal of industrial effluent pollution
  • Antioxidant production
  • Production of cosmetics
  • Production of natural fertilizers and pesticides


Pistachio green skin is a natural healer:

The thin green skin of the pistachio attached to the kernel of this fruit has many healing properties that you may not have known about before. These properties include the following:


  • As an herbal medicine (effective for local infections, burns, etc.)
  • Rozi color
  • An effective medicine to eliminate bad breath and strengthen the gums
  • Healing wounds inside the mouth by chewing
  • Its brew is suitable for relieving bellyache, vomit, relieving hiccups, calming and soothing the stomach.