28 Eylül 2006

Globally Pistachios

Pistachio is very nutritious like other tree nuts. Due to its high food value and favorable taste, planting pistachio trees has become common in many parts of the world. Pistachio product as a commercial output has a special importance in the agricultural production of some countries. For instance, in 2005 worldwide production of pistachio was 501 million metric tons and 38 percent of total output was produced by Iran. It was followed by the US with 28 percent, Turkey with 12 percent, Syria with 12 percent, China with 7 percent, Greece with 2 percent and the rest of the world just about 1 percent.

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