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“One of the most 'exotic' and a favorite for Chinese New Year. I'm not quite sure why but it's fashionable to have Pistachio during Chinese New Year. Same for groundnuts.”
posted in The Rice Table
#7 of 11 from Chinese New Year Goodies by
“Pistachios are best because you MUST eat them slowly. That adds to the enjoyment of these rich morsels.”
#1 of 8 from Nuts for Nuts! by
“This one is popular in Thailand. Reasonably cheap and abundant in Bangkok, it's crunchy and a good nut for beers!”
posted in Love Bites
#5 of 10 from Nuts! or are they really?! by
#2 of 10 from Nuts for Nuts! by
“I'm not entirely keen on these, but I do love how they usually come salted to perfection. The green color weirds me out a little.”
#9 of 10 from Nuts for Nutrition! by
About this food


he pistachio (Pistacia vera L., Anacardiaceae or sometimes Pistaciaceae) is a small tree native to mountainous regions of Greece, Syria, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and western Afghanistan, that produces an important culinary nut. Pistacia vera often is confused with other species in the genus Pistacia that are also known as pistachio. These species can be distinguished from P. vera by their geographic distributions (in the wild) and their nuts. Their nuts are much smaller, have a strong flavor of turpentine, and have a shell that is not hard. The word pistachio is a loanword from Persian via Latin, and is a cognate to the Modern Persian word Peste.
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