Pistachios (Pistacia vera) are native to Western and Central Asia Primarily Syria, Iran & Afghanistan.
It is thought that Pistachios were introduced to Italy around 2000 years ago from Syria, it wasn’t however until 1854 that the first experimental Pistachio tree was planted in California USA. Main industrial growing regions today for Pistachio are, USA, Iran, Turkey, Syria & Afghanistan.
Pistachios are a good source of Antioxidants; they contain more than most other nuts and seeds. In actual fact only Pecans & Walnuts contain more.
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