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What is Pistachio?
Pistachios are one of the most fertile fruits and cookies grown in Turkey. This food, also called Green Gold; It is a gift to the whole world from the lands of Southeast Anatolia. This rare source of healing grown on pistachio tree has great commercial value as it is used in many areas of the food industry. It has large share in economy. Pistachio plant in Turkey, is one of the best investments. The most important ingredient of Turkish desserts, especially Turkish delight and baklava. It is also very lovingly consumed as a snack. It is a fun food while eating with freshness, naturalness and taste.
When was it discovered?
History of pistachio goes back thousands of years. It is one of the oldest shelled fruits in the world. Eti Peanuts grown in Antep within the borders of the Ottoman Empire with the culture taken from Eti Civilization were exported to other countries and received different names. After the establishment of the Republic of Turkey, it was discovered by traders; that Gaziantep is the original homeland of the pistachio. It is also grown in Kilis, Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, Şanlıurfa and Siirt.
Where is the birthplace?
Gaziantep is the birthplace of pistachios.
What are the tastes and benefits?
Its nutritional value is very high as an energy source, a resistance provider and a preserver. Pulp amount is higher than rice, potato and wheat. A good food supplement with taste and cure properties. The main ingredients with its harmony to ice cream. It is frequently seen in the sweet decorations with its visuality. It is used in salami varieties to give flavor.
What determines the quality?
Harvest time for peanuts is the time when the fruit’s outer shell turns to transparency . The internal weight and the oil amount of the ripe fruit at the highest level. During this period, the pistachio harvest is completed within a week. High quality fruits are selected by special methods. Within these selected pistachios, the blind, empty and small ones are separated again. Obtained 8.5 caliber green colored and full of pistachio does not irritate the language because the salt level at minimum level. Small and medium-sized pistachio is characterized with its content, aroma, and special taste. It is 100% organic.
Where was it discovered?
Grows in the Peanut Tree, which is in a small tree class. A tree completes its growth cycle in a long time. The period in which it is efficient is up to an average human life.
How is it produced?
Pistachio trees in the spring with nitrogenous, and in the autumn of phosphorus fertilizer is given to increase peanut yield. The mauve shells of the peanut are divided into two when the fruit is ripened and turns to a red or yellow color. The branches hanging down are pruned. Harvest time is usually when it is fresh and collected manually.
How is the production stage?
Working in accordance with world standards with technological equipments in modern facilities. All production stages are audited by audit firms. With the automatic selection machines, foreign matter and rotten pistachios in the product are cleaned with precision. It is packaged after drying in the sun.
What is the shelf life and storage conditions?
After drying the pistachio, it preserves its nutritional value for approximately 1 year, and for long-term and healthy storage, the air temperature and humidity must be equally distributed.
Nutrition FactsServing Size:100 gramsAmount Per ServingCalories from Fat 414.1Calories 571.2% Daily Value*45.7 gramsTotal Fat5.7 gramsSaturated FatTrans Fat 0 gramsPolyunsaturated Fat 12.9 gramsMonounsaturated Fat 24.3 grams0 milligramsCholesterol428.4 milligramsSodium999.6 milligramsPotassium27.1 gramsTotal Carbohydrates10 gramsDietary FiberSugars 7.1 gramsProtein 21.4 grams5.7%Vitamin A5.7%Vitamin C8.6%Calcium22.8%IronPercent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.