We are Importers & wholesalers of Pistachio into India, supplying to various roasters & packagers. Our imports of Pistachio are mainly of Iranian origin which are free of chemicals and totally organic hence adding to the taste. We import Pistachio in Shell (Pista Dodi) as well as the shelled variety.
The health benefits of pistachios include a healthy heart, weight management, protection against diabetes and hypertension, and improved digestion. The vitamins, minerals, fats and protein found in pistachio are all very good for your health. They are one of the few nuts that contain most of the nutrients that are required by humans for complete health. Pistachios contain nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, fats, dietary fiber, phosphorus, potassium, thiamine, vitamin B-6, beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin E, vitamin A, and vitamin K. All of these nutrients make pistachios ideally suited for better health.
Iranian Pistachio Types
Akbari: The fruit of this nut is Large and almond shaped. This is a newer variety with good yield and with long, large nuts.
Momtaz: The fruit of this nut is almond shaped & more delicious as compared to other types of pistachios.
Badami; This nut is generally small. It mainly grows in gardens of Zarand, Kerman.
Ahmad Aghaei: This nut is rather large and its fruit is almond shaped. The newest commercial variety, very popular with the farmers, because of high yield and its shorter time to reach production. It is very popular in some markets like India and Greece. Production of this variety is increasing. It also has the whitest shell hue among the four.
Available sizes of Iranian Long Pistachio are 20/22, 22-24 and 24/26, with 18/20 also available in small quantities. Pistachio size unit is the number of nuts in one Once.
Fandoghi: This cultivar is the most widely available pistachio variety and grows in most pistachio growing areas of Iran. Fandoghi is of round type and has the lowest shape index among the four cultivars. It comes in the following sizes 26/28, 28/30, 30/32 and 32/34 nuts per ounce.