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Pistachios are small nuts, but very nutritious. In addition to containing numerous minerals and vitamins, pistachios are a good source of fiber, vitamin E and protein. They also may help keep the heart healthy. More »

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Pistachios are nuts that are closely related to cashews and belong to the Anacardiaceae family of flowering plants. The pistachio originally comes from Greece and from countries in the Middle East, such as Syria and Iran... More »

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To salt pistachios, boil and then roast unshelled pistachio kernels in a pot of salted water and an oven. This brings out the rich taste of the nuts and gives them a salty coating. The boiling process salts the pistachio... More »

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Pistachios help to improve heart health, lower cholesterol and decrease appetite. They are rich in fiber and contain a substantial amount of healthy unsaturated fats. Pistachios are also a great source of protein and pro... More »

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The seasonal nature of the pistachio harvest, low rainfall and pest infestation all account for the rising prices of pistachios. In addition to these natural variables, pistachio distributors have incorporated the laws o... More »

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In the United States, California growers produce 98 percent of the domestic supply of pistachios. Utah, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arizona are also home to pistachio growers. More »

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Pistachios grow on trees. They originally grew throughout Asia and the Mediterranean; as of 2014, they also grow in the Western United States. Pistachio trees begin bearing fruit around their fifth to seventh year and pr... More »

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