From the Greek word for the nut pistake (latin pistacium); vera means true. The Latinized Chinensis indicates coming from China.
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.
|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.