Pistachio nuts or Pistachio butter have never been part part of recalls.
|Pistachios & Pistachio Butter|
We have the smoothest pistachio butter that is ONLY pistachios. We do not add anything to our plain nut butters and routinely other processors add oils, butter and sugars. We find the best pistachios so there is no need. It's not easy finding such tasty fresh pistachios that have the perfect amount of natural oils so they grind well in a cold process. Almost all processors (which there are very few) have to grind them with heat (which we feel changes the structure too much and taste). We find the best American farms to buy our organic pistachio from, and this year we have a special relationship with a smaller California farm that has the smoothest we've ever had to date.
We've searched for just the right pistachios for our famed pistachio butter and we've found some orchards in Arizona & California with just what we are looking for. In case there were any doubts, nuts are officially considered healthy. Back in 2004 the International Tree Nut Council and the California Walnut Commission were notified in letters from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that their petitions for health claims that would link nuts with reducing risk for heart disease were approved. Nuts so far receiving the go-ahead were almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, & walnuts. 2007 studies tout walnuts big time & now pistachios. (article).
Pistachio Butter is rich, mildly sweet, and shades of green (the once popular red color is nothing more than a food dye). We have different shades of our pistachio butter as well. So from one jar to another, the shading may be from electric/almost neon to guacamole green to a more subtle olive. It's all part of nature and how that is as unpredictable as the crop itself. And that's all that's in our pistachio butter. Just pistachios.
Related to the cashew family, the pistachio nut comes from the pistacia plant, one of among nine species of aromatic shrubs and trees. The variety that produces edible pistachio nuts is the Pistacia vera. Pistachios are cultivated in Central Asia, the Mediterranean countries, the Middle East, and the United States, especially in California.
The sweet distinctive flavor of pistachio butter makes it especially
good as a dip for raw slices of fruit. Pears, apples and berries as well
as cucumbers, mushrooms, onions and red peppers compliment pistachio butter.
As with many of our nut butters, vegetables and fruits "showcase"
their flavors. It can also be used as a sandwich spread or in any other
way nut butters are used. We have many recipes for sweet or savory desserts
and appetizers. Because pistachio butter is unprocessed, the oil and solids
sometimes separate in the jar but can easily be stirred together before
use. We recommend refrigerating the butter after you get/open it for longer
freshness. In previous farmer's markets, we've had some local farmers
buy our pistachio butter and "M" made the best dressing for
salads and fish. She mixed our pistachio butter with orange juice, vinegar,
garlic, sometimes with slight bit of mustard and/or oil. It was great
over salad fresh from her farm and sliced apples.
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