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Pistachios have grown wild for thousands of years. They grow in clusters on trees that can reach up to 30 feet in height and often take over 10 years to produce significant quantities of nuts. Pistachios kernels make a great snack and often used as ingredients for cooking and baking sweet dishes, salads, entrees and desserts.
Some of the health benefits of pistachios include; one of the higher protein nut, assists in lowering blood pressure, rich source of vitamins with high concentration of B1 and B6. High in fiber makes this snack a great appetite suppression and the feeling of fullness.
Allergen: Tree nut allergy and may contain traces of peanut
Chopped pistachio kernels offer amazing flavour and texture that can be added to salads, main dishes and desserts. Often used as a presentation topper and sprinkled over desserts or baked goods. Used in flavoured milk and teas, if kernels are softened they can be refreshed in an oven set at 350 for 5 minutes until crisp.
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
Pistachio kernels have a very short shelf life if not store properly. The precise answer to the exact shelf life of pistachio kernels depends to a large extent on storage conditions - keep pistachios in a cool, dry area. If stored in the pantry, it could last 1-2 weeks. In the refrigerator, 3 months. In the freezer, up to 1 year from packaged date.