The Pistachio

The Pistachio comes from Arabs but in Sicily, in the west side of Mount Etna, it found a perfect place where to grow. In Bronte, pistachio is called by local people “ the green gold”; it is famous all over the world because of its intense taste, the emerald green colour and a ruby red husk. Its particular flavor is given by: ground made of lava, therefore rich in mineral salts, mild temperature and the special care of local farmers. Every year, at the end of September, during the pistachio festival (“Sagra del Pistacchio”), settings of old peasant tradition take place in some squares and streets of Bronte.