Originating from Central Asia and the Middle East, pistachios which are a member of the cashew family, have a long history going all the way back to 6750 BC. Today, they are cultivated commercially mostly in Iran and the United States (California) making up for 76% of the total world supply. Similar to many other nuts, pistachios start out as a seed that form in the middle of a drupe (fruit of the tree).
Packed with nutrition, pistachios 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 composed 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.
Already shelled and ready-to-use, our whole raw pistachios are commonly used to make baked goods such as biscotti and baklava. They are also used to make ice cream, pistachio butter and pistachio paste.
Moisture: Less than 6%
Size: Whole Kernels 70-100%
Damage: 2.5% Max
- 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 12 months from date of manufacture.
Note: The information listed above for moisture, size and damage are averages only. For information on specific lots, please request via our sales department.