Pistachio Paste

Pistachio Paste

Pistachio is a whole nut that is not only delicious and full of odor and flavor, but also contains nutrients such as fiber, vitamins and minerals. If you do not know how to include pistachio in your daily diet, you can use pistachio butter, pistachio paste, and pistachio powder.

  • What is pistachio paste?
  • What does pistachio paste taste like?
  • What are the advantages of using pistachio paste?
  • What are the disadvantages of using pistachio paste?
  • How to use pistachio paste?
  • How can pistachio paste be stored?
  • How can we make ice cream with pistachio paste?
  • Result

Pistachio Paste

What is pistachio paste?

Pistachio paste is a food product that is produced by grinding and roasting raw pistachio. Usually, 100% of pistachio kernels are used to prepare pistachio paste. Closed-mouth pistachio is used because it is healthier than other types of pistachio. It is called paste because during the production process, pistachio oil is not separated and the fat of the product is completely preserved; therefore, butter paste is obtained. Interestingly, pistachio oil and pistachio fat are completely cholesterol free, so you can consume them safely.

Pistachio paste is also a kind of excellent sugar-free paste with delicious pistachio flavor, which is excellent for flavoring various types of muffins, cakes and desserts. This paste is full of fiber and essential minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium and potassium. In addition, this paste is excellent for vegetarians who are trying to improve their health.

Paste is a kind of energetic food and when the body needs more energy, various types of paste such as pistachio paste are the best nutrients for the body.

Pistachio paste is made of 100% natural pistachios, and its oil is less than pistachio butter and is without salt, sugar and other additives.

What does pistachio paste taste like?

Pistachio paste is a soft and creamy mixture that is prepared during a multi-step process andfor this reason it is more flexible and softer than pistachio butter.

 This wonderful paste has a rich, mild, and acrid flavor and odor of pistachio and a very soft texture. After consuming a spoon of pistachio paste, you can easily feel the taste of roasted pistachio, but the paste is almost juicy and has a natural sweet taste of pistachio.

 Pistachio paste can be made to the required size in thin or thick forms. If you want to cook it, it is better to have a little more water so that you will not need to moisten it later. The paste is usually richer than pistachio nuts, making it ideal for preparing cakes, cookies and delicious foods.

  Advantages of using pistachio paste

Pistachio paste is made of 100% pistachio kernels and also contains all advantages of pistachio kernels. It has a pleasant taste, pasteurized, without any preservatives and additiveswith a soft and uniform texture.

Due to its low moisture, this product has a high shelf life under normal conditions and is also suitable for injection in various types of devices used in the food industry.

 Consistent and uniform quality, not using preservatives and essence or thickeners high durability and preservation of properties over time, resistance to high temperature pasteurization and not having additives and the ability to be used in cakes and cookies are the main properties of this product.

 Pistachio paste has many usages in producing various types of foods. Durability fire resistance very good marketability due to the increasing popularity of natural products without additives and preservatives among consumers are among the properties of this product.

In addition, pistachio paste is made of 100% pistachio kernels; therefore, it contains all its nutritional and health benefits including:

Heart health

Evidence has shown that eating pistachio can have good effects on heart health by lowering blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels.

Weight management

In a study regarding a three-month diet with a reduction of 500 calories per day between two groups whose dietary differences were pistachio (240 calories) and pretzel (220 calories) in the evening meal, the researchers found that while both groups lost weight because oflack of calories, the group that consumed pistachio had a greater decrease in BMI and also in triglyceride levels.

Blood sugar control

Research has shown that eating pistachio may reduce the risk of developing diabetes. It is noteworthy that insulin and glucose levels in individuals with pre-diabetes decrease after eating pistachio. One study showed that when eating high-carbohydrate foods such as pasta, white rice or bread, pistachio may help lower spikes in glucose levels.

Intestine health

Research published in the British Medical Journal has shown that pistachio can be useful for the intestines and is more effective than other nuts such as almond. The results showed that eating pistachio increases specific bacteria and helps produce short-chain fatty acids to fight inflammation and reduce the number of lactic acid bacteria.

Disadvantages of using pistachio paste

Pistachio paste is very suitable for us, but at the same time, eating too much pistachio has some dangers and side effects. For example:

1-It may cause weight gain.

Eating pistachio paste is very pleasant because of its delicious taste, so if you want to enjoy eating it, try not to overeat. Pistachio paste can be a healthy and tasty snack, but only when there is balance in eating it.

2- It may cause digestive problems.

Pistachio and pistachio paste contain a substance called fructan, which is not generally dangerous, but can be problematicfor those who are sensitive to it. Individuals who are allergic to fructan should avoid eating too much pistachio because it can cause digestive problems such as bloat, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal bloating and abdominal pain.

3- It may increase the risk of kidney stones.

Pistachio contains an average amount of oxalate about 10 to 25 milligrams per ounce (about 28 grams), and eating too much of it may increase the risk of calcium oxalate and cysteine kidney stones. Therefore, you should not consume too much pistachio paste.

4- It may cause aflatoxin allergy.

Usingaflatoxin-contaminated pistachios for a long time can increase the risk of cancer and is also associated with a higher risk of hepatitis B and liver cancer.

5- The danger of high levels of manganese.

Pistachio paste is a good source of manganese which is an essential nutrient, but high amounts of manganese are harmful to our health because it can cause headache, tremor, appetite loss, leg cramps, hallucination and neurological disorders.

6- Too much fiber can be harmful.

The dietary fiber in pistachio paste is good for our stomach and helps our digestive health, but high levels of fiber are unsuitable for the stomach and can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and muscle cramps, malabsorption, intestinal problems, irritable bowel syndrome and ….

How to use pistachio paste?

Pistachio paste

The unique taste and properties of pistachio paste have led to its use in various industries such as cooking, chocolate, confectionery and dairy industries.

Pistachio paste is a kind of organic nut paste with natural sweeteners that is an ideal snack for anevening meal and can be eaten as a pastry or with bread. Pistachio paste is mostly used as a flavoring, ice cream, gelato (Italian ice cream), jam, pastry, cake or a delicious food. The sweetness and freshness of pistachio paste creates a pleasant and rich taste of pistachio in foods and desserts. You can use pistachio paste in the following cases:

  • As a sweetener in delicious crepes. For dessert, sweeten the crepes with pistachio paste and honey and serve with vanilla ice cream or yogurt;
  • As a condiment for krastini (a kind of hors d'oeuvre);
  • As an ice cream condiment, cream and mousse;
  • For filling croissants or Danish pastry;
  • For filling inside cocoa chocolates;
  • For fillingFarangipan pastry for fruit tarts;
  • As a condiment for Jianduja.

Pistachio paste is versatile and creamy and contains heart healthy fats, fiber and protein that are not usually found in regular nuts butter. We recommend you to use it in moderation, because pistachio paste can be used as a healthy way to add nutrients to any food or a satisfying snack.

How can pistachio paste be stored?

Pistachio paste can be stored in a closed container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks and also in the freezer for up to 3 months, and after taking it out and reaching room temperature it can be consumed as fresh paste or be eatenin the frozen form as an ice cream, but as amuch healthier ice cream. In addition, you can keep pistachio paste in PET containers in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight for 24 months.

How can we make ice cream with pistachio paste?

Snacks made of pistachio paste are not limited to cookies and halva. Even pistachio can be used to prepare ice creams. Pistachio ice cream is one of the delicious ice creams that you can easily make at home with a simple and easy recipe.

Ingredients:

pistachio paste: 1 cup

egg yolk: 4 pcs

sugar: 3/4 cup

high-fat cream: 2 cups

milk: 1 cup

salt: 1/8 tablespoon

vanilla: 1/2 tablespoon

almond extract: 1/2 tablespoon 

How to prepare: 

In a powerful blender or mixer, pour the pistachio paste and 1/4 cup of sugar and mix well (try not to mix too much, as you do not want to turn it into butter).

In a large pot, combine high-fat cream, milk, remaining sugar and salt and put the mixture on heat until it starts to bubble.

Pour the pistachio paste and sugar mixture into the pot.

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks.

Gently pour a cup of the creamy mixture into your egg yolk and stir constantly. Add another cup of cream mixture while stirring.

Pour the egg mixture together with the remaining cream mixture into the pot and heat for about 5 minutes until the mixture thickens a little,so that it sticks to the back of the wooden spoon.

Add almond and vanilla extract and stir.

Place the bowl inside a container full of ice and let aside for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Cover the bowl and put it into the refrigerator for about 2 hours.

After cooling, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and let it work according to the instructions (about 30 minutes).

Pour the mixture into a bowl and put in the freezer for 6 hours.

Your pistachio ice cream is ready!!!

Result

Pistachio paste is one of the simplest and most widely used pistachio products. This product is prepared and stored as paste by controlling the amount of pistachio fiber and has many applications.For example, it is used in a variety of chocolates, sweets, snacks and desserts...

The best way to use pistachio forits flavor is turning it into paste. But remember, although pistachioisfull of healthy nutrients, it has still high calories.

 

28 October 2020
28 October 2020
28 October 2020

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