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pistacios production & consumption

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pistacios production & consumption11 Jul 2017

Production

Top Pistachio Producers
in 2014
Country
Production
(metric tonnes)
Iran
415,531
United states
233,146
Turkey
80,000
Chaina
76,943
World
857,878

In 2014, Iran and the United States were the major producers of pistachios, together accounting for 76% of the total world production (table).

Consumption

The kernels are often eaten whole, either fresh or roasted and salted, and are also used in pistachio ice cream, kulfi, spumoni, historically in Neapolitan ice cream, pistachio butter, pistachio paste and confections such as baklava, pistachio chocolate, pistachio halva, pistachio lokum or biscotti and cold cuts such as mortadella Americans make pistachio salad, which includes fresh pistachios or pistachio pudding, whipped cream, and canned fruit.

pistacios production & consumption