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Pistachios are one of the most popular types of nuts in the world, Iran is known as one of the largest producers of pistachios in the world and annually exports a significant amount of its product to other countries. The most important pistachio growing areas in Iran are the provinces of Kerman, Yazd, Khorasan, Fars, Semnan, Sistan and Baluchistan, Markazi, Isfahan, Qazvin and Tehran. Damghan, Rafsanjan, Zarand Shahr Kashkoviyeh, Sirjan, Buin Zahra, Anar and Neyriz are the main centers of pistachio production in Iran and 80% of the pistachios produced in Iran are obtained from these areas. Until several years ago, pistachio planting and cultivation was more common in Kerman, Yazd and Khorasan provinces, but facing severe water restrictions in Kerman province made pistachio cultivation to expand to other provinces with more water. Today, pistachio cultivation is developing in most provinces of Iran.

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