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Wild pistachios are highly endangered

ISNA / Ilam, a senior expert in natural resources, said: “Improper exploitation of pistachio tree sap, due to lack of knowledge of exploitation methods and the lack of related industries, has led to weakening, the spread of disease and irreparable damage to these trees.”

In an interview with ISNA, “Hadi Noorollahi” stated: “wild pistachio or mountain pistachio is the natural and wild ancestors of ordinary pistachio, and the pulp of the coriander tree fruit is an oily and organic seed that can be used as a flavoring in addition to nuts and snacks.” Used in the preparation of various dishes.

“pistachio products include fruit kernels (known as wild pistachios), pistachio gum, coriander leaves and pistachio oil,” he said. “Pistachio oil is the purest oil that does not rot or change heat. It has a high nutritional value and is also suitable for frying.

“pistachio peel oil is a rich source of palmitic acid and the presence of many essential and non-essential amino acids in coriander oil is a very important and effective factor that greatly improves the nutritional value of this oil and has a significant amount of 7 mg,” he said. Per kilogram).

Noorullahi stated that according to studies, the area of ​​pistachio forests in the country is 2.5 million hectares, which Ilam province has 205,000 hectares, clarified: According to studies, there are 5 trees per hectare and the statistics of pistachio trees in Ilam province has 1 million and 25 thousand trees.

Emphasizing that according to estimates, the yield of pistachio fruit is between 5 to 10 kg and annually up to 5,000 to 10,000 tons of pistachio fruit can be exploited from these forests, he said: “Unfortunately, the improper exploitation of coriander sap (Saqez) in Ilam province Due to the lack of knowledge of foresters about exploitation methods and lack of related industries, it is often done by non-native people in unprincipled ways, which has led to weakening, disease outbreak and irreparable damage to pistachio trees.

Mirzaei emphasized: “Principled planning for the restoration of protection and proper exploitation and culture-building regarding the use of such products can provide the basis for the preservation and survival and revitalization of pistachio trees.”