Pistachios are known as a healthy and nutritious natural nut. Pistachios are one of the delicious and popular nuts that can be eaten raw, roasted, and with the taste of lemon and salt. It is consumed with other dried fruits or nuts such as hazelnuts and walnuts. In the first century AD, pistachio was introduced as a nut with high nutritional value and its consumption was very popular among royal people. It may be interesting for you to know that pistachios have a high nutritional value in addition to their wonderful taste. By eating 100 grams of pistachios, you can get 20 grams of protein, 130 milligrams of calcium, 950 milligrams of potassium, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 230 units of vitamin A, 7 milligrams of vitamin A, 7 milligrams of vitamin B51, 7 milligrams of vitamin B51 and 7 milligrams Received pistachio grams. . This amount of nutrients in pistachio has made it one of the most valuable foods available.

Benefits of buying pistachios from Iran

Iranian pistachio kernel is longer than its shell. This means that the Iranian pistachio kernel weighs more than its shell compared to other pistachios. Iranian pistachios can be roasted. The amount of unsaturated oil in Iranian pistachios is higher than other types of pistachios, so Iranian pistachios have a higher capacity for roasting. Iranian pistachios can be heated between 160 and 180 degrees Celsius. This amount of roasting gives the pistachios a unique flavor while killing any bacteria. Pistachios from other countries usually cannot be heated above 120 degrees Celsius. This makes them unique and has many advantages that pistachio varieties do not have.


One of the most famous kind of Pistachios in the world which it’s appearance resembles a hazelnut (Fandoghi).
This is Round in shape with highest yield. It is also available in 28/30, 30/32 and 32/34.


This kind of pistachios is called as kalleh ghochi, that is the Jumbo type and it’s belong to Round Pistachios Family.It’s also available in 20-22, 22-24, 24-26 sizes.


Akbari pistachio is one of the most well-known and famous types of Iran’s export pistachios in the world, which is another type of smiling pistachio and is known as Iranian pistachio in other countries. This pistachio has an elongated or even very elongated size. Akbari export pistachios are cultivated and produced in sizes 20 to 28


Pistachio Ahmad Aghaei
This type of pistachio is extremely popular in world markets and many people are interested in buying this pistachio. Ahmed Aghaei pistachio is also known as smiling pistachio. The common size of this pistachio starts from 23 and continues up to size 32. Kerman province has the largest production of Ahmad Aghaei pistachios and these pistachios are for export to some European countries such as Italy. An interesting thing to note about Khandan pistachios is that 90% of this product is exported to foreign countries. Features of Ahmed Aghaei pistachio or Khandan pistachio:
The green color inside the pistachio
Redness of the outer shell
Relatively large and elongated almond dimensions

How are pistachios measured?

The pistachio ounce is a measure to determine the size of the pistachio. The higher the number of pistachios, the smaller the pistachio size, and conversely, the smaller the pistachio ounce, the bigger the pistachio. To calculate the pistachio weight, we need to measure 142 grams of the pistachio sample (note that 142 grams is a fixed number that has been used by pistachio merchants since ancient times to measure pistachio weight). and is used) measured with a digital scale (if you don’t have a digital scale, you can also use double-bottomed scales) then we divide the 142 grams of pistachios we have measured into groups of five pistachios (note Make sure that each bunch contains only 5 pistachios) Now we count the number of bunches of five pieces of pistachios, the number of bunches of five pieces indicates the weight (size) of our pistachio sample. The above method is also used to measure the size of open pistachios. To determine the quality of open pistachios, break 100 grams of open pistachios and weigh the kernels. If the kernels weigh 50 grams and or more, the desired pistachio is of good quality, otherwise the pistachio quality is low. Because the pistachios in a bag or sack are not the same size, to calculate the pistachio weight, samples are taken from different parts of the load. For this reason, the pistachio weight is usually indicated by two numbers, for example, the weight of some pistachios The height of the ram’s head is 22-24, which means that the weight of this type of pistachio varies between 22 and 24.

Anas classification of pistachio varieties in Iran
Pistachio nuts between 18 and 20: very large
Pistachio nuts between 20 and 22: big
Pistachio nuts between 22 and 26: medium
pistachio nuts between 26 and 28: fine
Pistachio nuts between 28 and 34: very small