Pistachio is an edible seed of Pistacia Vera Tree, which belongs to cashew family, it hails from the Middle East and Central Asia. This class of nuts is thoroughly favored by people in most countries for its immense nutritional value and taste, especially by health conscious folks. This nut of Pistacia Vera Tree is rich in protein, antioxidants, fiber and consists healthy fats, precisely why it is labelled as a low calorie nut. The nutrients present in Pistachio aid in weight loss and improve stomach and heart health. It is being consumed by the mankind since centuries and now are a famous component in various dishes sweet and savory both. In addition to this, Pistachios are also a great source of Vitamin B6, in fact it is listed amongst the most vitamin B6 rich foods in the world.
Pistachio nuts can be consumed in multiple ways including desserts, snacks, ice cream and as toppings.
Green Raisins are basically grapes that are dried under sunlight or inside a food drying machine. As the name suggests, it is greenish yellow in color and exudes sweet flavor when eaten. They are cultivated in various parts in the world to be eaten in its raw form or used to enhance taste in cooked meals. Raisins are rich in flavor and are a good source of vitamins, fiber and mineral. Further benefits of green raisins are that it helps with digestion, strengthen bone and boosts iron in your body. To reap its numerous benefits they are used as snacks and as well as topping for salads and desserts.
Are made from dehydrating yellow grapes in a process that either involves the heat of the sun or a mechanical process of oven drying. Among the most popular types of raisins are Sultana, Malaga, Monuka, Zante Currant, Muscat and Thompson seedless. The size of small pebbles, raisins have wrinkled skins surrounding chewy flesh that tastes like a burst of sugary sweetness.
Coming from the family of genus Prunus domestica and Rosaceae Dry Plums, referred as Alu Bhukhara in Urdu, are famous dry fruits thoroughly enjoyed in many countries including Pakistan and India. It is a seasonal fruit only enjoyed in summers that has a pulpy texture. It is relished by people for its delicious flavor and abundance of nutritional value. Sweet and sour Dry Plums are low-fat and are good source of fiber. This wrinkled and dried fruit is abundant in Vitamin B6, D, B12 and calcium. Moreover, potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron and Magnesium are found in copious amount in it.
Crunchy yet butter textured, pleasantly sweet and delicious pine nuts are small edible seeds of the female cone in a pine tree .Pine nuts are one of the calorie-rich edible nuts. 100 g of dry kernels provide 673 calories. Additionally, they comprise of numerous health promoting phytochemicals, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.