Different kind of pistachio

Pistachio Roasted and Unsalted Pistachio: These are quite suitable for individuals who are on a salt free diet. 4 stars, based on 297 reviews Available Order

We can also prepare all kinds of pistachios in the following grades:

Grades of kernel pistachios :

typeamount
AAA ~95% whole + 5% split
AA~90% whole + 10% split
A ~85% whole + 15% split
C ~70% whole + 30% split

The History of the Pistachio Documents and research have shown that the origin of pistachio trees lies in the North-east of Iran. For 5000 years people have been eating pistachios. Historic records claim that the queen of Sheba herself, demanded all of the Assyrian pistachios for her court.

The Botany of the Pistachio The pistachio belongs to the Ancardiaceae family. Pistachio trees usually grow up to 8 meters tall. These trees can tolerate different extremes in temperature: up to 45°C and lower than 25°C. Pistachio trees are second (after the date palm) which can survive for long periods of time without water. Their roots reach deep into the soil to find water. Depending on the environment in which the tree is planted, a pistachio tree will start to fruit between 7 to 10 years after being planted and continue to live and fruit for about 80 to 100 years.
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The Nutritional Value of Pistachios 100 grams of the edible part of a pistachio contains about 600 calories and is 53% fat, 21% protein, 18% carbohydrates, 2.2% fiber, and no cholesterol.

 

Per 100g of edible protein:

typeamount
Potassiumm1.020 g
Magnesium158 mg
Calcium136 mg
Iron7300 mg
Selenium0.450 mg
Nickel0.080 mg
Vitamin C7.000 mg
Vitamin E5.200 mg
Nicotinamide1.450 mg
Vitamin B10.690 mg
Vitamin B20.200 mg
Carotene0.150 mg
Folic Acid0.058 mg

Pistachio global export The statistics of Iranian pistachio exports, according to the Customs Organization of Iran, are shown below (values are in thousands of dollars):

pistachio export diagram

Note: Statistics are from March of each year. According to FAO statistics (2004), Iran is the number one exporter of pistachios in recent years and Iranian pistachios exported to many countries.

pistachio FAO global market statistics This graph is based on FAO statistics,  shows the percentage of Iranian pistachio exports in the global market.

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Pistachio Articles

cooked

cooked Add raw pistachios to stir-fry dishes. Use them as a garnish in steaming hot soups. Bake them into casseroles. Add raw pistachios to grain dishes at the end of cooking. They’re especially attractive with the lighter color grains, such as rice, quinoa, … Readmore

Storage pistachio

Storage pistachio If you want to store a large quantity of nuts, it’s best to put them in heavy-duty freezer bags and freeze them. Frozen, they will keep for several months. For shorter storage you can refrigerate pistachios for up … Readmore

Nutrition

Nutrition Just 47 pistachios, a one-ounce serving, contain 13 grams of predominantly monounsaturated fat and no cholesterol. All nuts, including pistachios, contain some saturated fat but are considered low in saturated fat. Fats are a concentrated source of energy and … Readmore

Medicinal benefits of pistachio

Medicinal benefits of pistachio A Loma Linda University medical study published results that should encourage us all to eat a 3 to 3 1/2-ounce serving of nuts five or more times a week. Those participants who ate nuts five times … Readmore

Sicilian Pistachios

Sicilian Pistachios Today, most of the pistachios consumed in Italy are imported from Iran and Iraq. That wasn't always the case. Throughout the middle Ages, the pistachios eaten by Sicilians came from eastern Sicily, where they are still grown, particularly … Readmore

Risk factors and loss prevention

RF Temperature Pistachio nuts require particular temperature, humidity/moisture and ventilation conditions for this reason, precise details should always be obtained from the consignor as to the travel temperature to be maintained. The stated travel temperature of 0°C is the ideal temperature … Readmore