Pistachios

Pistachio is widely cultivated in the Middle East and the Mediterranean area, though it’s believed to be indigenous to Iran. Iran, specifically Kerman province, is the number one exporter city of pistachio in the world. The unique taste of genuine Persian pistachio is unrivaled all around the globe. In Iran, pistachio is considered a luxurious delicacy, often consumed during special occasions such as Norooz (New Year) holidays or the Yalda night (the winter solstice). The kernel is often consumed as a snack in fresh or roasted form. It is also commonly used in various traditional desserts and cookies such as baklava, and modern sweets like ice-creams and many kinds of cakes. Pistachio contains high amounts of unsaturated fat, proteins, dietary fiber, and potassium.

Product Varieties

According to its shape, size and breed, the Iranian pistachio is classified into three groups: Round, Long, and Jumbo.

Round or Fandoghi pistachio is smaller compared to the other types.

The long type pistachio is subdivided into three types of Ahmad Aghaei, Akbari, and Badami pistachio. Ahmad Aghaei is medium in size and has a lighter shell compared to the other two types. Akbari pistachio is the largest size in the long type. Badami pistachio is the smallest of the three with a slightly darker color shell.

Jumbo or Kale Ghoochi, is the largest cultivar of Iranian pistachio. Higher amounts of fat compared to the other cultivars gives Kale Ghoochi its unique and intense taste.

In addition to naturally open mouth pistachios we can also offer closed mouth pistachios in all above mentioned varieties and in various size groups.

Pistachio Kernels come from closed mouth pistachios of all above varieties based on customer request. Pistachio slices and powders are also products we can offer.

VarietySize groupsAvailabilityAvailability
Naturally OpenClosed Mouth
Round (Fandoghi)26-28YesYes
28-30YesYes
30-32YesYes
32-34YesYes
Long (Ahmad Aghaei)26-28YesYes
28-30YesYes
30-32YesYes
Long (Akbari)18-20YesYes
20-22YesYes
22-24YesYes
26-28YesYes
Long (Badami)26-28Ask usAsk us
28-30Ask usAsk us
30-32Ask usAsk us
Jumbo (Kaleghouchi)18-20YesYes
20-22YesYes
22-24YesYes
24-26YesYes

Best before 12 months if stored at 3°C to 5°C temperature in a dry low RH place away from direct sunlight.

Fumigation by methyl bromide gas

Bulk
In Shell pistachios are Packed in a sealed 50 Kg PP bags.
Pistachio Kernels are packed in sealed food grade liner in 10 or 20 Kg Cartons.

Retail
Various packaging and labeling options available in different weights.
Most commonly ordered packages are Quad seal, Doypack, Pillow style made of various food-grade material.

PrincipleValueUnit
Energy2530KJ
605KCal
Protein21g
Carbohydrates19g
Total Fat49g
Dietary Fiber11.5g
Cholesterol0.0mg
Saturated Fat5.3g
Unsaturated Fat42g
Sugars6.8g
Salt (Added)3g
VitaminsValueUnit
A22ugRe
B1 (Thiamine)0.87mg
B2 (Riboflavin)0.21mg
B3 (Niacin)1.50mg
B5 (Pantothenic acid)0.52mg
B61.7mg
B9 (Folate)67ug
C5.6mg
E4.5mg
K1.5ug
MineralsValueUnit
Calcium75mg
Copper1.3mg
Iron4.1mg
Magnesium120mg
Manganese1.2mg
Phosphorus490mg
Potassium1010mg
Selenium7.0ug
Sodium7.0mg
Zinc2.2mg
Phyto-NutrientsValueUnit
Carotene-β332ug
Phytosterols214mg