A short story about royal nut
Pistachios have a long history. Pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees in the Middle East. The archeological evidence in Turkey suggests that humans enjoyed them as early as 7000 B. C. Around 700 BC, during the reign of King Merodach-Baladan, pistachio trees were rumored to have existed in Babylon’s hanging gardens. Pistachios are one of only two nuts mentioned in the Old Testament, that are thought to have been assembled in the 5th Century BC.
The delicious green nutmeats were a prominent ingredient in popular historical desserts like Baklava, Nougat, and Turkish Delight. In biblical times chopped pistachios were added to fruit compotes, puddings, and stuffing’s, while the nuts in their ground-up form added body and flavor too many savory sauces. Pistachios are a common snack in America today, but in Iranian cuisine, they are frequently combined with rice dishes, herbs, saffron, raisins or currants, and other ingredients.
According to folklore, the Queen of Sheba made a proclamation that pistachios were only for the use of royalty and outlawed for commoners to cultivate pistachio trees. They say the Queen even seized her country’s whole harvest of pistachios for her and her royal court.
The pistachio is known as the “happy nut” in China and the “smiling nut” in Iran because the nut in its shell appears to be smiling. The nuts are often given as a gift during the Chinese New Year because they symbolize health, happiness and good fortune. Hearing the breaking of a pistachio nut was considered a good omen in Israel and Russia. In the Middle East it indicates you will have a good relationship thus couples would meet under pistachio trees and wait to see if the nuts may inform them that their relationship was going to be successful.
Pistachios are a tasty, healthy snack that can be enjoyed anytime of the day. They are low in calories and high in protein, making them a perfect choice for people looking to maintain or lose weight. In addition to this, they have been shown to have many health benefits such as lowering cholesterol levels and improving heart health.
Pistachios are a great snack for people who want to keep their blood sugar levels in check. They also contain high levels of antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Pistachios, like many other nuts, are a fantastic source of a broad range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that not only provide high nutrition per calorie, but also many health advantages. According to studies, they may help reduce cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure, and promote healthier blood vessels and gut microbes.
Charles Mason, who sold seeds for experimental plantings, brought the pistachio to this country in 1854. This is when it was first seen in California. In 1875, a few small pistachio trees from France were brought to Sonoma, California, and planted there. In the early 1900s, the first experimental Plant Production Station was set up in Chico, California. This station brought in different kinds of pistachio trees with help from the USDA. By the end of the 1970s, the San Joaquin Valley in central California had become a booming place to grow pistachios for sale.
California makes about 80 million pounds of pistachios a year, and that number is likely to go up as the nuts become more and more popular.
Of course, Chicago Waffles didn’t fail to include pistachios in our menu. You can enjoy their fantastic taste in our Green Tea Waffle. Enjoy!