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pistachio

(pĭstăsh`ēō, pĭstä`shēō), tree or shrub (of the genus Pistacia) of the family Anacardiaceae (sumacsumac
or sumach
, common name for some members of the Anacardiaceae, a family of trees and shrubs native chiefly to the tropics but ranging into north temperate regions and characterized by resinous, often acrid, sap.
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 family). The species that yields the pistachio nut of commerce is P. vera, native to SW Asia. It is now cultivated on a small scale in parts of the SW United States and in many of the warmer parts of Europe and Asia; the trade supply comes largely from Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Italy, and Sicily. The "nut," a greenish seed, is eaten salted and is used in making confections. In Syria and some other countries it is more widely used and is traditional at weddings and on other occasions. A flavoring oil is derived from the nuts. Related species include the terebinthterebinth
or turpentine tree,
small deciduous tree (Pistacia terebinthus) of the family Anacardiaceae (sumac family), native to the Mediterranean region.
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, or turpentine tree; the Chinese pistachio, P. chinensis, grown in Florida and California both for ornament and as grafting stock for P. vera; and the mastic (P. lentiscus). Pistachio is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Anacardiaceae.

pistachio

[pə′stash·ē‚ō]
(botany)
Pistacia vera. A small, spreading dioecious evergreen tree with leaves that have three to five broad leaflets, and with large drupaceous fruit; the edible seed consists of a single green kernel covered by a brown coat and enclosed in a tough shell.

pistachio

of a yellowish-green colour

pistachio

1. an anacardiaceous tree, Pistacia vera, of the Mediterranean region and W Asia, with small hard-shelled nuts
2. the nut of this tree, having an edible green kernel
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However, little research has been done on physical and chemical properties of pistachio nuts during development.
Ghazanfari et al used Fourier descriptors and gray level histogram features of 2D images to classify pistachio nuts into one of three USDA size grades or as having closed-shells [3].
The increased lutein from the 3-ounce pistachio diet correlated with a reduction of oxidized LDL; this may indicate that the lutein in pistachio nuts improves the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing serum oxidized LDL.
Pistachio nuts grow in grape-like clusters and are covered with soft, reddish husks that are removed when they are processed.
The FDA said it was first alerted about the possible salmonella outbreak March 24, when Kraft Foods reported that routine product testing had detected salmonella in pistachio nuts contained in its Back To Nature trail mix manufactured by Georgia Nut Company, and identified Setton as the source.
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High-fat cream-based sauces would be replaced by healthy, flavoursome options such as a savoury-sweet green sauce made with pistachio nuts, basil nuts, eucalyptus and apple, predicted the chefs.
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Add remaining mango sorbet, pressing down, then add remaining vanilla ice cream, pressing down and pistachio nuts.
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