So, so, so, today we are going to talk about one of my favorite snacks. Yes! Pistachio! Since today is World Pistachio Day! Okay, some of you might wonder what this “pistachio” is. Here’s a picture of it to jog your memory.
Yes, most of us called it “kacang arab”! We usually got it from those who went to Saudi Arabia for Hajj or Umrah. Pistachio is a small bushy tree native to the Middle East. Its fruit is similar to grape but it’s the seed that’s highly popular. Pistachio is considered very healthy. That’s why there is a day to promote the consumption of this nut. Pistachio is a healthy snack for the diabetics. It also helps reduce the risk of cancers, obesity, and heart diseases.
Since the invention of pistachio-flavored ice cream in the 1940s, the consumption of this nut rises significantly. Most people usually enjoy it roasted or salted, but in India it is used to season rice or vegetables. So, looking for healthy and yummy snack? Try pistachio, fellas!
Compiled by @bintilvice for @EnglishTips4U on Friday, 26 February 2016.