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A Short History of Pistachio

Season 4, Ep. 20

Hello!


Self-Exploding nuts! Now this is fact for the ages! Sadly they haven't been used as a weapon in the ancient past so I can't claim it's known for millennia..


But...Pistachios!

Evidence so far points to farmers having domesticated the pistachio during the first millennium BCE “somewhere within its wild range,” which spanned southern Central Asia, including Tajikistan, Uzbekistan as well as northern Iran and northern Afghanistan.

But how did they spread throughout the world? And where can we find the best tastiest ones?


And a little bonus on the history of peanuts, another misunderstood legume which is treated as a nut, or legume!


Enjoy!


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