The Best Of Dried Fruit In Iran

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  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.

Loading capacity

Type Packed in bags Packed in carton
20 foot container 14 tons 12 tons
40 foot container 24 tons 20tons
12 meter trailer 19.5 tons 19tons

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:
Potassiumm 1.020 g
Phosphorus 5.000 g
Magnesium 158 mg
Calcium 136 mg
Iron 7300 mg
Selenium 0.450 mg
Nickel 0.080 mg
Vitamin C 7.000 mg
Vitamin E 5.200 mg
Nicotinamide 1.450 mg
Vitamin B1 0.690 mg
Vitamin B2 0.200 mg
Carotene 0.150 mg
Folic Acid 0.058 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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