Creamy and slightly savoury, hand-made pistachio gelato is one of the mainstays of the gelato parlour. Loved by young and old alike, pistachio gelato lends itself to a variety of combinations, both with creams and with fruit gelatos.
The pistachio (Pistacia vera) is a plant from the Anacardiaceae family, native to the Middle East, in particular from Persia. The fruit of the pistachio is a greenish nut, enclosed in a hard woody shell.
Like nuts in general, pistachios provide plenty of nutritional benefits. They are especially recommended to help reduce cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. In addition, pistachios contain vitamin A, iron and phosphorus, which are useful for the nervous system and for strengthening the immune system.
A lovely snack to munch on in themselves, pistachios are ingredients in a wide variety of recipes. And they are perfect for making hand-made gelato. Classic and tasty, hand-made pistachio gelato is renowned for its delicate savoury aftertaste, which combines perfectly both with creamy and with fruit gelatos. Particularly delicious with hazelnut, almond and chocolate gelatos, or else as sprinkles or topping.