Are pistachios tree nuts? Yes!

Are pistachios tree nuts? Yes, so put them down if you’re allergic.

Pistachios are some of the healthiest, most delicious, and readily available nuts on the market, but if you’re suffering from any type of tree nut allergy or reaction, it’s a good idea to steer clear of them.

Are pistachios tree nuts? Yes!

They’re loaded with heart-healthy dietary fiber (which is also linked to a lower cancer risk, hooray!) to keep you regular and your LDL cholesterol down, vegan protein, and important minerals for skin and hair health like potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and copper, plus a good dose of riboflavin, folate, and pantothenic acid?

Are pistachios tree nuts, though?

Unfortunately, they’re also grown on high and mighty pistachio trees, making these delicious Middle Eastern dessert favorites count as tree nuts whether we like that fact or not. Tree nuts are great if you don’t have an allergy, but if you do, they’re potentially very dangerous, and no amount of dietary fiber or minerals is worth risking your life. It turns out there’s a connection between cashew allergies and pistachio allergies, too, so if you’re allergic to one you may be allergic to the other.

The good news is that there are several types of nuts that are not grown on trees, like peanuts, so you’ll be able to load up on heart-healthy and satisfying vegan protein sources either way.

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Bryce Gruber is a Manhattanite mom who can be found jet-setting off to every corner of the globe. She loves exotic places, planes with WiFi, summer clothes, & Sucre brown butter truffles. Bryce's aim is to do to luxury what Elton John did to being gay. Follow her on twitter @brycegruber