Kinds of Iranian Pistachio
Jumbo Pistachio (Kalleh Ghouchi)
This is famous for being the thickest and is characterized by its exquisite taste compared to other types. His harvest is usually in the middle of September.
Available in Sizes: 18-20, 20-22, 22-24, 24-26, Raw, Roasted Salted
Long Pistachio (Akbari)
It is the most expensive variety and its fruits are large, almond shaped. This type is of the highest economic value. This is a variety with good crop yield and big and large fruit. It can be harvested in late September.
Available in Sizes: 18-20, 20-22, 22-24, Raw, Roasted Salted
Long Pistachio(Ahmad Aghaei)
This is a large and almond shaped Pistachio. Very popular among farmers because of the yield returns and shortest interval to reach production time. It is very popular in markets such as India and Greece. The production of this variety is growing.
Available in Sizes: 22-24, 24-26, 26-28, 28-30 , Raw, Roasted Salted
Round Pistachio (Fandoghi)
Its the most highly available variety and grows in most growing areas of Iran. This Pistachio is thick, creamy white and have a good quality.
Available in Sizes: 26-28, 28-30, 30-32, Raw, Roasted Salted
Qualitative properties of pistachio
30 grams of pistachios (about 47 kernels) More than 10 percent of the daily requirement of fiber, vitamin B6, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus and copper provides. Pistachios contain high levels of plant sterols (60 mg, 30 mg), which reduces heart disease and cancer. In addition, nuts are a good source of fatty acids are useful and help me to increase high-density lipoprotein, low density lipoprotein.
Pistachio nuts get a mention in all Iranian literature, stories, beliefs, traditions and rituals such as Norooz (New Iranian Year) and Yalda festival are even consumed in weddings and funerals. Iranian poets and literary figures have also referred to pistachio nuts in their works.
For Iranians no festivities and feasts can be held without pistachio nuts as well as other nuts like walnuts, almond, raisin, hazelnuts, etc. They celebrate Iranian New Year by eating pistachios. If they cook special dishes, they decorate them with pistachios. Even treats such as ‘Gaz’ contain pistachios. Pistachio nuts are of strategic importance among Iranian producers of agro products.