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Dry Fruits & Nuts >> Pistachio

An Introduction
The pistachio is a member of the cashew family, and is native to the deserts of Asia Minor and West India. According to the folklore of the Middle East, young lovers who meet under pistachio trees and hear the nuts crack open on a full moon night will eventually marry. Queen Sheba liked pistachios so much she decreed that the yearly crop in her kingdom would belong solely to the royal palace. In the 20th Century, hate and turmoil in the Middle East helped boost pistachio production in California.

What is Pistachio?
Pistachio is the fruit of Pistacchio vera tree. It is a yellow-green coloured nut found inside a hard, naturally beiged colored shell. The shells of some pistachios are colored red (with vegetable dye), while others have been blanched until white.

Pistachios aren’t actually nuts. Pistachio 'nuts' are actually seeds of red or yellow plum-like fruits whose flesh is removed during processing. However, everyone calls them a nut because they look like 'nuts' and belong to the cashew family. Other things in the cashew family include sumac, mangos, and poison ivy.

Pistachio nuts have a delicate, subtle flavor that is wonderful either for eating out of hand or for flavoring both sweet and savory dishes.

Size and sorting of pistachios

Varieties and classes of pistachios The pistachio size unit is the number of nuts in an ounce
(28.35 gram = 1 ounce = Oz.)
Iranian pistachios have different shapes and sizes, the main classes being the following:
  "Ahmad Aghaie" long type , available in sizes: 22/24 and 24/26
  "Akbari" long type, available in sizes: 18/20, 20/22 and 22/24
"Badami" long type, available in sizes: 24/26, 26/28 and 28/30
  "Fandoghi" round type , available in sizes: 26/28, 28/30 and 30/32
  "Kalleghuchi" jumbo type, available in sizes: 18/20, 20/22, 22/24 and 24/26
The share of the round type in the crop is the largest every year. Individual shares of types differ from year to year.
American pistachios -
 US Extra No. 1 sizes - 18/20, 21/25, 26/30
  Huller Run
  Mouth Close with 48% to 50% Meat Yield

Also we can provide you Pistachio Kernals from Iran & USA (California)

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