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    Kitchen Dictionary: pistachio


    The pistachio nut has a hard, tan shell that encloses a yellow to pale green nut. As the pistachio kernel grows, it naturally expands within the shell until the shell splits open. Why are some pistachios dyes red? The first pistachios available to U.S. consumers were imported from the Middle East. Importers dyed the shells red to disguise staining from antiquated harvesting methods and to make pistachios stand out among other nuts.

    plural: pistachios


    Season: available year-round

    How to select: Nonsplit shells usually contain immature kernels and should be discarded.

    How to store: Store in an airtight container. Pistachios tend to draw moisture from the air, and may otherwise lose their crunch. Kept in the refrigerator or freezer, pistachios can be stored for as long as a year.

    Matches well with: asparagus, chicken, ice cream, leeks, pasta, rice, sausages

    Substitutions: 2 cups in-shell pistachios = 1 cup kernels

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    Nutrition Facts

    Calculated for 1 kernel
    Amount Per Serving %DV
    Calories 3
    Calories from Fat 2 (72%)
    Total Fat 0.3g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 0mg 0%
    Potassium 7mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 0.2g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
    Sugars 0.1g
    Protein 0.1g 0%

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