Pistachios

Known throughout the world as the “happy nut” or the “smiling nut,” the pistachio is a lovely green nut that humans have enjoyed for over 9,000 years. Though California is currently the world’s largest producer, pistachios originated in the Middle East. Middle Eastern varieties are incredibly high-quality and considered by many chefs to be superior to their Californian cousins. Pistachios have a delightfully nutty flavor with a crunchy, slightly soft texture. The vibrant green nut is often sold in its shell, which splits naturally as the nut matures. Pistachios a..

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