The intense gentle sweet flavor and grassy aroma that comes from the mineral rich volcanic soil is the distinctive feature of this pistachio. In fact, the Bronte is situated in Province of Catania in the Southwest slope of Etna Volcano.
Pistachios are considered to be a complete energy cocktail. In traditional medicine is common practice to use the infusion of the bark as a refreshing drink and in the past they were considered even an aphrodisiac fruit.
Pistachio contains calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamins, amino acids and only 600 calories every 100gr. This makes pistachio a really healthy food.
In Sicily, pistachio production is limited. This makes pistachios a prized specialty. According to tradition this pistachio variety is especially used for sweet products like ice cream, cream spread or biscuits).
It is used also for salty recipes like salty pistachio pesto on pasta.