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Preparation, Uses, & Tips

Pistachios are a popular snack food and are used to make a variety of sweet and savory foods, from ice cream to pâtés. Pistachio nuts are especially popular in Indian and Mediterranean cuisines. To remove the brownish skin, blanch pistachios in boiling water for about two minutes. Drain and cool slightly, then rub off the skins while still warm.

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