Why Iranian Pistachios ?
Iranian pistachios offer various
advantages that set them apart from competitors. Greater choice is offered to
customers through four main commercial varieties. Additionally, higher meat
content offers better value for money. Iranian pistachios have a world-famous
taste that is unrivalled. This taste advantage is enhanced by roasting Iranian
pistachios at higher temperatures, made possible by higher unsaturated oil
content. This high temperature roasting eliminates any bacterial contamination,
which may be present in raw product. The following list details the five major
advantages of Iranian pistachios:
Over a long period, consumers around
the world have shown a preference for the taste of Iranian pistachios. All four
commercial varieties of Iranian pistachios each have a rich, unique and
distinctive flavor. In this regard, Iranian pistachios offer a combination of
unparalleled flavors which gives the consumer choice and variety.
There are many different varieties
(cultivars) of Iranian pistachios. The following four go into international
trade: Fandoghi (40% of pistachio orchards), Kalleh-Ghouchi (20%), Akbari (15%)
and Ahmad-Aghaei (12%), with the last two on the rise. Each variety has its own
differing properties and flavor.
Higher Kernel to In-Shell Ratio
Iranian pistachios have a high kernel to
in-shell ratio, meaning you are buying a higher amount of the edible kernels
for the same amount of pistachios you buy. Hence, customers can benefit more
and gain more profit in buying Iranian Pistachio.
Due to their higher unsaturated oil
content, Iranian pistachios have the capacity to be roasted at between 160 to
180°C (hot air stream temperature). Good roasting brings out the unique flavor
of the nut, while eliminating any live bacteria from the roasted product. It is
obvious that lower roasting temperatures of around 120°C recommended by some
suppliers will not achieve the two above benefits.
The large number of producers,
buyers, exporters and importers of Iranian pistachios makes for conditions of
perfect competition in the market. As a result, fairer trading opportunities
present themselves to those engaged in buying and selling Iranian pistachios.
In the absence of conditions of perfect competition, the market may face price
fixing and market manipulation by influential players.