In a nutshell, that has worked out pretty well.
Today the United States is the world's second largest producer of pistachios -- after Iran -- and around 98 percent of pistachios grown in the United States come from California. The rest of the country's commercial pistachio production occurs in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
But America - the nation that first put a man on the moon, the country that invented the iPod, the iPad and the iPhone (but not the I Ching), the people who figured out how to get over 600 little tiny time pills in a Contac cold capsule, well, American technology rolled up its sleeves over this red nut problem, and figured out a way to dry and hull the nuts without leaving a stained nut, which is why they used to dye them red, so you wouldn't see the stains.
|Baltimore's own Babe Ruth stayed fit by |
regularly consuming 18 hot dogs at a time