When these nuts are ripe the shell splits to reveal a small distinctively coloured green nut. They have a mild, sweet flavour and a slightly chewy texture.
Uses: Pistachios are used in a range of sweet and savoury dishes. They are included in stuffings, pâtés and are popular in vegetarian dishes such as risottos and bakes. The distinctive green colour of pistachios makes them ideal for adding colour, as well as flavour and texture to ice creams and sweets.
To store: Keep unopened packets of pistachio nuts in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months, once opened store in an airtight container and use within 1 week.