Pistachios | East Wenatchee, WA | January 2020

Snacking on pistachios offers rewards not found in most other naturally-encased foods. It takes just two seconds to pry open a pistachio shell with your fingers and pop the nut in your mouth. Compare that to the dynamite needed to dent a walnut. Or the jackhammer required to crack a crab claw. I consider the pistachio as the banana of the nut world — easy to peel, instantly gratifying. Plus, what other food smiles back at you? In China, pistachios are called Happy Nuts because each one sports a grin before you gulp it.