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Pistachio Oil

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Pistachio Oil

Latin Name: Pistacia vera, Pistacia chinensis
Family: Anacardiaceae
  • Etymology
    From the Greek word for the nut pistake (latin pistacium); vera means true. The Latinized Chinensis indicates coming from China.
The Plant and its environment
The tree is from southern Europe and Asia Minor. The nut contains an edible greenish kernel. Pistachio is grown in France and the USA.
  • The Oil
    Used mainly in the food industry.
Principal Constituents
Saturated fatty acid 12 - 14
Monounsaturated fatty acid 49 - 52
Polyunsaturated fatty acid 36 - 37
  • Physical Properties
  • Energy  value Kcal/100ml    895
  • Culinary Use
    Used in salad dressings, mayonnaises, vinaigrettes and as a glaze for grills, and oven roasts.
Reference: Carrier Oils for Aromatherapy & Massage: Len Price with Ian Smith and Shirley Price

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