Monday, June 2, 2008

Pistachio Nuts Me Crazy!

I loved almost all kind of nuts but I am now crazy about Pistachio nuts. I often, bought them by bags and enjoy every piece of it.

A tree, Pistacia vera, of the Anacardiaceae family. It is native to central Asia and has been grown for its edible nuts throughout recorded history in various countries of the Mediterranean region. Extensive areas in California were planted with pistachios in the 1970s, and the first commercial nut crop was harvested in 1977.

Fruit of Pistacchio vera; yellow-green coloured nut. May be roasted and salted or used as flavouring for ice cream and (Indian) hot, sweet, milk beverage. A 60-g portion (weighed with shells) is a source of protein, vitamins B1, E, and niacin; contains 18 g of fat, of which 10% is saturated and 50% mono-unsaturated; supplies 200 kcal (840 kJ).


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