ALL ABOUT PISTACHIO

Pistachios grow best in a hot and dry climate, that’s why they are native to the low mountains and barren, dry foothills in the elevated deserts of Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey. In the 1880s, pistachios were imported to American and became the popular snack food in the next 50 years later.

Today, with the rich source of nutrition and good taste, pistachios are applied widely as ingredients for bakery goods and ice cream. Turkey, Iran and US are the largest producers of pistachios, accounting for more than 80% of the total world production.

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PISTACHIOS SIZES

Sizes of pistachios in shell are calculated according to the average number of nuts per ounce

 STANDARDS & GRADES

Pistachio nuts in shell

The majority of all pistachios are utilized as in-shell snacks. They are classified into 4 main grades, based on external and internal defects tolerance (%).

Pistachio kernels

For centuries, the kernel of the pistachio nut has been cherished as a food ingredient. Pistachio are removed from the shell and sorted into 3 main grades, measuring quality in terms of damage tolerance (%).

PISTACHIO BENEFITS

Among the healthiest nuts on the world, pistachios are often overlooked with almonds or walnuts, even though they possess unique properties and benefits that make them indispensable.

1 ounce of pistacho provide our body with

  • 3g Dietary fiber (12% DV)

  • 6g protein (12% DV)

  • 157IU Vitamin A (3% DV)

  • 1.4mg Vitamin C (2% DV)

  • 0.5mg Vitamin B6 (24% DV)

Neuropreotective

Pistachios contain the largest amount of Vitamin B6, which helps in building the amino acids essential in transmitting nerve impulses. Thus, it plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy nervous system.

 

Aids in digestion

A good source of dietary fiber in pistachios helps in the good digestion of food. A serving of about 1 ounce of pistachios contains about 3 grams of dietary fiber, more than enough to get your digestive tracts working at optimum capacity.

 

Anti-inflammatory

The presence of vitamin A, E and the anti-inflammatory properties present in pistachios help in reducing inflammation in almost any part of the body.

 

Weight management

Pistachios are the first choice of people who are dieting. Pistachios, with their lower calories, high protein, low saturated fat, and high unsaturated fats, are a perfect contender for ideal weight management.

Pistachio kernels and ingredients can be stored for up to one year

  • Keep cases sealed in case with inner poly liner until ready to use.

  • Keep cases in cold storage for long periods of storage.

  • Best stored at 0-3°C and 55-70% relative humidity.

  • Keep pistachio kernels away from warm areas of warehouses.

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