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Friday, 3 March 2017

Pistachio

The pistachio is a small tree originating from Central Asia and the Middle East.

A pistachio tree can reach up to 10 metres in height, and can produce approximately 50 kilograms of nuts over a period of two years.


Pistachios are in the same family as poison ivy.

Pistachio nuts are highly flammable when stored in large quantities, and are prone to self-heating and spontaneous combustion.

U.S. is the second largest pistachio producer behind Iran.

98% of all pistachios produced in the U.S. are grown in California.


China is the top pistachio consumer worldwide, with annual consumption of 80,000 tons, while the United States consumes 45,000 tons.

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