Pistachios

DID YOU KNOW?

The earliest evidence of the pistachios’ existence was found at the archeological site Gesher Benot Ya’aqov, which is 780,000 years old. It is also said the Queen of Sheba herself loved these green little delicacies, which were considered a symbol of happiness.

RECIPES WITH Pistachios

10 mins

Beginner
This Italian inspired Pistachio, Hazelnut & Spinach Pesto is fresh, vibrant and super green. Pistachios and hazelnuts make a nice alternative to pine nuts, bringing a nutty flavour and texture.

3 hrs

Advanced
This sweet Pistachio & Coconut Tart is perfect as a dessert or afternoon treat! The raw base is packed with oats, cacao and dates, with a subtle coconut flavour.

20 mins

Intermediate
This Coconut Barfi recipe is a vegan version of the classic South Indian sweet, spiced with ground cardamom, topped with flaked nuts and naturally sweetened with dates.

Nut & Dried Fruit Origins

NUTS & DriED
FRUIT QUIZ

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Prescribed for liver disease and described as an aphrodisiac in the Islamic Middle East, is which fruit?

Correct! Wrong!

Correct answer: b) Avicenna, considered the greatest doctor and scientist of the Islamic Middle East, prescribed pistachios for liver disease and described them as an aphrodisiac in his Canon of Medicine.

Coming from the same botanical family as cashews and mangos is which fruit?

Correct! Wrong!

Correct answer: c) Pistachio. Pistacia vera L. belongs to the Anacardiaceae family, which includes mango (Mangifera indica L.) and cashew (Anacardium occidentale L.) among 400 species.

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Matcha Oatmeal with Pistachios

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