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(BBC-US)   Experts find 2,000 year old pistachio in back of subby's cupboard   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, York, 2,000-year-old pistachio nut, Newcastle upon Tyne, tonnes of animal bone, unopened nut, Yorkshire Museum, Time, Future  
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2021-07-17 1:19:41 AM  
Aw nuts.
 
2021-07-17 8:25:41 AM  
They do travel well.
 
2021-07-17 8:49:54 AM  
Bonus pistachio's are the best . Although I don't mind finding bonus candies as well .
 
2021-07-17 8:58:27 AM  
Meh. There's at least one of those in every bag.
 
2021-07-17 9:17:37 AM  
Sometimes the stake out takes longer than planned.
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2021-07-17 10:39:29 AM  

kdawg7736: Aw nuts.


So, no surrender then?
 
2021-07-17 11:04:00 AM  
I'd been meaning to clean it out a few centuries ago.
 
2021-07-17 12:21:11 PM  

McGrits: Sometimes the stake out takes longer than planned.
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That got my thinking about how red pistachios aren't a thing anymore, and a google later reveals this from nuts.com (which sells them and isn't a pron site I swear):

What Happened To Red Pistachios?
Prior to the 1970's, the United States imported its pistachios from the Middle East and Asia. Due to antiquated harvesting methods, nut shells were often left with ugly stains and splotches. Foreign pistachio producers dyed the pistachios with a bright red color in an effort to hide the stains and make the nuts more appealing to consumers.
Red pistachios became scarce by the 1980's because of a limit on pistachio imports from the Middle East, and a huge increase in American grown pistachios produced through advanced harvesting methods. There was no longer a need to dye the pistachios red because they no longer had unappetizing stains.
 
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