A member of the cashew family, pistachio are small trees originating from Central Asia and the Middle East. They have a long history going all the way back to 6750 BC. Today, they are predominately commercially grown in Iran and the United States (California) making up 76% of the total world supply.
Our roasted whole & salted pistachios come from California. Although commonly referred to as a nut, pistachios are actually a seed that form in the middle of a drupe (fruit that the tree produces). Pistachios are packed with nutrition. They are a rich source of protein, fiber, and minerals such as phosphorous, manganese, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins B6 and thiamine. They are also a good source of calcium, potassium, zinc, riboflavin, folate, and vitamins E and K. The fat content of pistachios is primarily made up of healthy fats including oleic acid (51%), the most common of monounsaturated fats, and linoleic acid (31%), a polyunsaturated fat.
The consumption of nuts has grown in popularity over the past few years which is attributed to the immense nutrition they provide as a clean, whole food. Pistachios in particular have grown in popularity as they have a lower amount of fat and calories compared to other tree nuts, but have just as much if not more nutrition.
With a distinct buttery flavor and satisfying crunch, our whole roasted and salted pistachios make for a wonderful snack all on their own, mixed into a trail mix or enjoyed on top of a salad. They are shelled and ready to eat.
Moisture: Less than or equal to 5%
Salt: Less than or equal to 2.5%
Size: Whole Kernels
Undersize: Less than or equal to 5% shall pass through 24/64" screen - Less than or equal to 1% shall pass through 16/64" screen
Grading Tolerance: Meets USDA, USX#1 grade standards
- Stored in AIB Superior Rated Facility
Product shelf life is dependent on storage conditions and is highly variable. Pistachios should be stored under cool, dry conditions and in a humidity controlled environment. The industry standard for shelf life, when stored under optimum conditions, is 18 months from date of manufacture.
Note: The information listed above for moisture, size and grading are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.