Latin name: Pistacia vera
Sanskrit/Indian name: Mukulaka
Pistachios are rich source of energy; 100 g of kernels carry 557 calories.
Pista kernels are rich source of many anti-oxidant phyto-chemical substances such as carotenes, vitamin E, and polyphenolic antioxidant compounds.
Pistachio oil extracted from kernels is one of the healthiest cooking oils. It has pleasent nutty aroma and possess excellent emollient properties.