Halva can be safely ranked among the national or traditional sweets of the Central Asian States. It is also noteworthy that halva in the East is considered not only delicious, but also incredibly useful food. The name of halva is translated from Arabic as “sweetness”. In its culinary essence, it is a dessert made from seeds, nuts, sugar or its substitutes.
According to food experts, pistachios have a high caloric content and contain essential vitamins, amino acids and minerals. From the number of vitamins contained in pistachio fruits, a high content of vitamin E is allocated — a natural antioxidant that rejuvenates the human body. Therefore, it is no accident that in ancient times pistachios were called “magic nut”. But the most attractive and interesting name for pistachio was given by the Chinese: “happy nut”, obviously, because the crack between the fruit shells looks like a smile.