pistachio nuts are lower in fat, lower in calories, and higher in fiber than most other nuts.
Eaten all over India, kulfi comes in such flavors as pistachio, cardamom, mango, and saffron.
Iran's next two exports after oil are carpets and pistachio nuts.
1590s, from Italian pistacchio, from Latin pistacium "pistachio nut," from Greek pistakion "pistachio nut," from pistake "pistachio tree," from Persian pistah "pistachio." Borrowed earlier (1530s) as pystace, from Old French form pistace (13c.), which also is from the Italian word.