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Pistachio

Iranian Pistachios are the perfect party food - healthy, tasty and easy to serve. They will add a festive air to any occasion.

Iranian Pistachios are available in the form of dry roasted and raw, ready to serve. Easy, simple and stylish! Iranian Pistachios are processed under completely healthy conditions.
There are enough terminals in the region for skinning ,drying ,sorting and packing in such a way that Pistachios picked today would be processed the same day. This has greatly reduced the risk of aflatoxin contamination. Iranian Pistachios are grown without application of any hormones material and genetic manipulation.

History of Pistachio


In the history of pistachios is royalty, perseverance and pride. Pistachios date back to the Holy Lands of the Middle East, where they grew wild in the high desert regions. Legend has it that lovers met beneath the trees to hear the pistachios crack open on moonlit nights for the promise of good fortune. A rare delicacy, pistachios were a favorite of the Queen of Sheba, who demanded all her land's production for herself and her court.

Pistachio Trees

Pistachios grow on trees in grape-like clusters and are encased in an outer skin, or hull. When pistachios ripen, the hull turns rosy and the shell within splits naturally, indicating they are ready for harvest, usually in September.

In Iran, the pistachio trees has been planted commercially for hundreds of years, but only in the last 80 years has there been a recognition of the value of the nut as an agriculture crop for export, the rate of new plantings keeping pace with the rapid increase in world consumption.
The principal producing area in Iran is Kerman, which is located in the arid southeast. Extensive plantings are located in the vicinity of Rafsanjan, Sirjan and Zarand.
Nutritious Information
Pistachios are great tasting and are a wise, nutritious snacking choice. A one-ounce serving is a generous 49 nuts and contains more than 10% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber, vitamin B-6, thiamin, phosphorus and copper.
A serving of pistachios contains just 1.5g saturated fat and is naturally cholesterol free. This is good news for pistachio lovers because scientists recommend choosing a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and moderate, not low, in total fat.
In order to reduce the risk of heart disease, scientists highlight tree nuts such as pistachios as one of the major food groups in the diet. Additionally, pistachios have the mineral elements like potassium, magnesium and calcium that protect against high blood pressure.

Types Of Pistachios:

1.Jumbo Pistachios (Fandoghi)
2.Round Pistachios (Kalleqouchi)
3.Long Pistachios (Akbari, Ahmadaghaee, Badami)
4.Kernel Pistachios
5.Closed Pistachios

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Jumbo Pistachio

Characteristics Size Code Order
Natural Open Shell 20-22 To 32-34
Mechanical Opened 20-22 To 32-34
Closed 20-22 To 32-34
Roasted and Unsalted 20-22 To 32-34
Roasted and Salted 20-22 To 32-34
Roasted ,Salted and Lime Added 20-22 To 32-34

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Round Pistachio

Characteristics Size Code Order
Natural Open Shell 18-20 To 24-26
Mechanical Opened 18-20 To 24-26
Closed 18-20 To 24-26
Roasted and Unsalted 18-20 To 24-26
Roasted and Salted 18-20 To 24-26
Roasted ,Salted and Lime Added 18-20 To 24-26

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Long Pistachio

Characteristics Size Code Order
Natural Open Shell 20-22 To 32-34
Mechanical Opened 20-22 To 32-34
Closed 20-22 To 32-34
Roasted and Unsalted 20-22 To 32-34
Roasted and Salted 20-22 To 32-34
Roasted ,Salted and Lime Added 20-22 To 32-34

Kernel Types

I ) Natural Kernel (Unpeeled)
These are prepared from closed mouth Pistachio prior to shipment, therefore have a very fresh flavor

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II) Skinned Kernels. ( Green Peeled Pistachio Kernel = GPPK)
This is a natural produce with an extra ordinary green color. Used in ice cream, cookies, sausages, etc.

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Closed Pistachios

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Also we have Closed Pistachios that are very low in cost and have delicious kernels. The customers can reduce their payment by increasing the percentage of closed pistachios in other types mentioned above

 

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