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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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Of all tree nuts, the Urfa pistachio nut is the richest in and has the most variations of water and fat-soluble antioxidants (6), is the only edible nut containing anthocyanin (7, 8), and contains important bioactive polyphenols such as transreservatrol and isoflavones, which have anti-cancer potential (9).
The composition of pistachio nuts may vary depending upon the cultivar type, growing region, climate, maturity and cultural practice [3,28,40,41,44].
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INGREDIENTS 475ml whole or semi-skimmed milk 50g sugar 55g fine semolina 2 tsp rose or orange blossom water (available on baking shelves in supermarkets) 4 tsp brown sugar Handful of pistachio nuts and pomegranate seeds 1 Place milk and sugar in a saucepan and heat, mixing with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar.
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Lemon, strawberry & nut cheesecakes (1) INGREDIENTS: 55g/2oz dark chocolate, melted; 25g/1oz pistachio nuts; 85g/3oz strawberries; 3tbsp cream cheese; 25g/1oz caster sugar; 1tbsp lemon juice & 1tsp zest; 1/2 vanilla pod; 2tbsp double cream, whipped METHOD: Mix the melted chocolate with one tablespoon of shelled pistachios and pour into a 10cm/4in metal ring mould set on a plate.
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