Wonderfully delicious pistachio nuts have been revered as the symbol of wellness and robust health since ancient times. The nuts are enriched with many health-benefiting nutrients that are essential for optimum health.
Pistachio nuts are dry fruits of species of trees belonging in the Anacardiaceae family, of the genus: Pistacia. The plant is a medium sized broad, bushy, dioecious, deciduous tree, believed to be originating in the mountain ranges of West-Asian region. Several cultivars exist; however, the most popular variety grown for the commercial purpose. Calculating the size of pistachios is as following :
Get a handful of pistachios randomly ,and weigh 142 gr net weight, then count them ,if the number is for example 116 pcs, that means in 142 gr there are 116 pcs of pistachios. Then divide it to 5 ,this figure is the average size of pistachios based on ounce . (142 gr = 5 Ounce) 142 g = 116 pcs /5 = 23.5 / ounce the size is 22-24 (NO/ounce)
Round Pistachios (Fandoghi)These are the primary product for
export. Available in sizes 26-28, 28-30, 30-32
Long Pistachios (Ahmad Aghaei) These are a favorite amongst
people in Eastern Asia. Available in sizes 28-30, 30-32
Super long (Akbari) These are the most expensive
and traditional. Available in sizes, 22-24 ,24-26,26-28
Jumbo Pistachios(Kaleghuchi ) These are a favorite amongst
people in Eastern Asia. Available in sizes 22-24, 24-26,26-28
Natural Pistachio Kernel (red and cream color):
These are shelled from closed pistachios.
Green kernel Pistachio: This kind is used to add flavor
and/or green coloring to ice cream, cookies and other cuisine.
All shelled pistachios are available in different kinds such as Natural Open, Mechanical Open, Closed Mouth, Roasted, Roasted Salty, Roasted Salty-Lime. All types of kernels in different grades are available .
Round(Fandoghi 30-32)/ Long (Ahmadaghayee 28-30)
Jumbo (Kalequchi 24-26)/ Super Long(Akbari 22-24)