| This is an incomplete assessment. The following life cycle stages may be missing:
|GHG Emissions Facts|
|Per one kilogram|
|Total:||1.53 kg CO₂e|
|Source: literature review|
Pistachio refers to the pistachio nut. The environmental impact information on this page includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are caused by the materials, production, packaging, and transport life cycle stages. It omits the carbon footprint of retail sale and consumer transport, storage, cooking, and disposal. The average or mean carbon footprint or GHG emissions, attributed to the product life-cycle stages from material production to distribution, are 1.53 kg carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per kilogram.
The principal source for this carbon footprint information is a meta-analysis published in the Journal of Cleaner Production. The authors of the meta-analysis located one global warming potential (GWP) value for pistachio in one life cycle assessment.
The table below lists products in the nut category with the lowest total GHG emissions.
|Product||Total (kg CO2e)|
|Chestnut (1 kg)||0.43|
|Peanut (1 kg)||0.87|
|Hazelnut (1 kg)||0.97|
|Pistachio (1 kg)||1.53|
- Nuts - comparison of the environmental impacts of nuts
- S.J. Clune, E. Crossin, K. Verghese. Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories. J. Clean. Prod., 140 (Part 2) (2016), pp. 766–783 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.04.082