Found in the Mediterranean region, the pistachio is one of the most ancient nut trees. The pistachio stays in in its shell that splits when the flesh is ripe. It is greenish and has a mild flavour. The pistachio is a source of iron, copper, magnesium and potassium. The pistachio is rich in nutrients. It offers many vitamins and minerals. It is also one of the nuts with the least calories but the most abundant in fibre.
Like the almond, the pistachio can be eaten raw or grilled. It is often served as a snack food. The pistachio is versatile and is a popular ingredient in sauces, stuffing, terrines and desserts.
October – November