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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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The areas devoted to the cultivation of pistachios extend over about 16 thousand hectares in the governorate of Gafsa, of which 15% in irrigated and the rest in dry.
Some 16 thousand hectares of land are devoted to the pistachio cultivation in the Gafsa governorate, 15% of which are irrigated and the remaining are dry.
3 Add the marzipan and pistachio paste, if using, and beat well.
3 Add the goji berries, pistachios, chopped ginger, flour and oats to the pan and stir well until all combined.
My materials were an eight-ounce bag of shell-on pistachios and a six-ounce bag of the shell-off variety, purchased from my local grocery store.
[ACP] Administrative Committee for Pistachios. 2016 Pistachio bearing acreage, production and yield per acre by district and county.
Iran and the US together account for 85 percent of the global production of pistachios, according to the Iran Pistachio Association.
INGREDIENTS: (Serves 8) 250g unsalted shelled pistachio nuts 4 large eggs, separated 100ml olive oil, plus extra for oiling 3tbsp orange juice 1tbsp vanilla extract 150g caster sugar 100g ground almonds Finely grated zest of 1 large orange 1/2tsp (heaped) salt 1tsp baking powder METHOD: 1.
The midmorning snack of pistachios proved to be just what they needed to power through the morning.
INGREDIENTS 3 medium eggs 2 extra egg yolks 500ml double cream 220g caster sugar 5ml vanilla extract 100g shelled pistachio nuts 150g redcurrants METHOD 1 Prepare a 1kg loaf tin by lining it with cling film, making sure you layer twice along the length and the breadth.
Pistachios have high levels of potassium, many vitamins (vitamin K, vitamin B6 and thiamin) and minerals (magnesium, copper, and iron), and certain plant compounds, including carotenoids.
Joe Setton, vice president of domestic sales for Setton International Foods in Commack, N.Y., which grows and manufacturers pistachios and pistachio products for private label, says retailers are giving his company's products more exposure on end caps and at the front of the store.