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Pistachios

Pistachios – the Nut in NUTrition:

One of the world’s oldest flowering nut trees, the pistachio’s bragging rights include top marks on the nutrition scale.  Compared to other tree nuts, pistachios have the highest levels of vitamins A, B6, and thiamine compared to other tree nuts, and are a good source of beta-carotene and phytosterols (helpful in reducing LDL cholesterol).  Great tasting too, pieces of its vivid green kernel frequently compliment numerous culinary dishes.

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Pistachios – the Nut in NUTrition:

One of the world’s oldest flowering nut trees, the pistachio’s bragging rights include top marks on the nutrition scale.  Compared to other tree nuts, pistachios have the highest levels of vitamins A, B6, and thiamine compared to other tree nuts, and are a good source of beta-carotene and phytosterols (helpful in reducing LDL cholesterol).  Great tasting too, pieces of its vivid green kernel frequently compliment numerous culinary dishes.

 

Californian Shelled Pistachio Nuts

Grades: 

U.S. Fancy, U.S. Extra No. 1, and U.S. No. 1.

 

Size Classifications:

Jumbo Whole Kernels

Large Whole Kernels

Large Split Kernels

Whole and Broken Kernels

 

  • Californian Pistachio Nuts in the Shell (Natural, Dyed, Raw, Roasted, Salted)

Grades:

U.S. Fancy, U.S. Extra No. 1, U.S. No. 1, U.S. Select Grades, U.S. Artificially Opened, and U.S. Non-Split. 

 

Nut Size (Average Number of Nuts Per Ounce Before Roasting):

Colossal – Less than 18

Extra Large -18 to 20

Large – 21 to 25

Medium – 26 to 30

Small – More than 30

 

Packaging:

Typically packaged in 25 or 30 lb cases.

 

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