Pista is the short form of Pistachios-one of the world?s oldest tree nut having a variety of proteins, minerals and other nutrients. It is a healthy snack, used on top of a salad, mixed with dried fruits in trail mix, in baked goods, or as a crunchy coating for fish or meat also. Pista contains many essential omega 3 fatty acids, which provide important fats for overall health.
Calorific value: 100 grams offers 557 Kcal of Energy (29%)
Carbohydrates-27.97 g(21.5%), Protein-20.60 g(37%), Total Fat-44.44 g(148%), Cholesterol 0 mg(0%) Dietary Fiber-10.3g(27%),Vitamins: Folates-51 ?g(13%),Niacin-1.3 mg(8%),Pantothenic acid-0.520 mg(10%), Pyridoxine-1.7 mg(131%),Riboflavin-0.160 mg(12%),Thiamin-0.870 mg(72.5%),Vitamin A-553 IU(18%),Vitamin C-5 mg(8%),Vitamin E-22.60 mg(150%), Electrolytes:Sodium-1 mg(0%), Potassium-1025 mg(22%), Minerals: Calcium-107 mg(11%), Copper-1.3 mg(144%), Iron-4.15 mg(52%), Magnesium-121 mg,(30%), Manganese-1.2 mg(52%), Phosphorus-376 mg(54%),Selenium-7 ?g(13%), Zinc-2.20 mg(20%), Phyto-nutrients:Carotene-?(332 ?g),
Pista is used to make the food nutritive and delicious too. Best used as a snack, and in bakery goods, fruit-mix and to coat in non-veg. foods. Roasted and crushed, Pista's kernels can be sprinkled over salads, desserts, Sundaes and other ice cream based dessert preparations (like Kulfi), biscuits, sweets and cakes.
Pista is used in maintaining heart healthy, weight management and helps to protect against diabetes and hypertension. It improves digestion.