The tasty and delicious pistachios have an interesting history. From the day they have been discovered they are a part of human diet. These pistachios were first cultivated in western Asia. The first estimated date archeologists found was around 6760BC which means first Paleolithic age. Pistachios were considered as a great food for its rich nutrient factors. Although, archeologists have found many trees of pistachio they first origin is still unknown. Some say that these trees are originated from Middle East and some say from Western Asia. It is also reported that these trees were high in position and grew in desert regions.
The fact is proved that these nuts are from a very long time because these nuts are mentioned in the Bible. Bible, the holy book of Christians is from a long time and thus the origin and use of pistachio has a long history. In early times, pistachio was frequently mixed with other species. This was because of the kinds it has and with the wild nuts. The Pistacia Vera was basically are smaller nuts and their flavor is strong. The shell is not hard.
When it comes to the history of pistachio, another thing which comes along with it is the part it played among royalties. Pistachio was also considered as a royal food. Many royalties, most prominently Queen of Sheba used to adore pistachio. She used to confiscate all the import by Assyrians for herself and people around her. Also the pistachio tree was lovers point in old times. People used to see each other under this tree and the cracking of nuts was considered as the sweet melody. From Europe, these pistachios were brought to Syria in 1st century. Then they were grown all over in European countries.
In Iran, pistachios hold great importance. In Iran when families used to sit together after months or weeks, the most desired snack is and was pistachios. With hot cup of tea and milk they used to eat pistachios. The tree is grown in Iran from centuries and people like the smell of the tree. In Iran people also grow these trees in their own garden, so it is a very popular snack there. In Kerman province, these trees are cultivated on an area more than hundred thousand hectares.