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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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Quick Tip by . May 08, 2011
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This one is popular in Thailand. Reasonably cheap and abundant in Bangkok, it's crunchy and a good nut for beers! 
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2009
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So flavorful and so good for you!
Quick Tip by . November 06, 2009
Pistachio gelato is so delicious. As are chocolate pistachio tarts.
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