Pistachio is a Green food. Green foods are safe to eat as a regular part of a diet.
Guideline related quotes related to Nuts and Green throughout Geoff Bond's publications.
Around half the weight of a nut is oil, much of it omega-6 fatty acids. Nuts are therefore caloriedense and tend to upset the omega-3 to omega-6 balance. For these reasons, nuts should be consumed in moderation. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.41
All tree nuts are acceptable sources of good protein, as well as products made from them ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.48
Nuts are a natural food for humans to be consuming. All tree nuts are generally fine. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.72
Nuts should be raw and fresh. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.72
For Green and Green-Green categories, All nuts must be fresh, raw, and unsalted. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.73
Examples of one serving include 1/3 cup nuts; 2 tablespoons almond, cashew, etc. butter (not peanut butter). ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.95
For nuts group, Consume at least three servings of “Green” foods per week. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.103
For nuts group, Restrict total nuts servings per session to one. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.103
For nuts group, Restrict total nuts servings per day to two. ~Paleo in a Nutshell p.103
Nuts are often called "tree-nuts" to distinguish them from the peanut, which grows underground and is a legume. ~Deadly Harvest p.64
Specific references to Pistachio throughout Geoff Bond's publications.
Almonds, walnuts, pistachios, and chestnuts are all native to the Fertile Crescent and were domesticated early during the farming revolution. The Brazil nut and the cashew nut are native to South America, the pecan to North America, and the macadamia to Queensland in Australia, and all of these nuts have become familiar to us in the West. They are often processed in various ways, notably by roasting and salting, which improves shelf life and taste, but it is not a nutritional improvement. ~Deadly Harvest p.65