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What is shelled pistachio?
Pistachio is one of the most plentiful nuts in Turkey. It is named as “green gold” and presented from the southeastern Anatolia to the whole world. This indigenous fruit of Gaziantep has a great commercial value because it is used in many ways in the food industry. It is a very good investment in Turkey.
It is a valuable nutritional source used in so many dishes in the Turkish cuisine especially in baklava and Turkish delight. It is also one of the favorite nuts in Turkey. It gives you a great sensation thanks to its freshness, naturalness, and flavor.
When was pistachio discovered?
The history of Gaziantep pistachio goes back to thousands of years. It is one of the oldest nuts that have hard shelled. It comes to the Ottoman Empire from the culture of Hittites and started to be grown in Gaziantep and exported to other countries. Pistachio has different names in different places in the world. In the aftermath of the establishment of Turkish republic, it was discovered by merchants that the birthplace of pistachio is Gaziantep. It also grows in Kilis, Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, Şanlıurfa, and Siirt. It is registered as “Gaziantep pistachio” in the whole world.
Where is the birthplace of pistachio?
The birthplace of pistachio is in Gaziantep in the southeastern region in Anatolia.
How does pistachio taste and what are its benefits?
The pistachio benefits all humans in different ages. It is a source of energy. It is in the top compared to rice, potato, and wheat in term of pulp size. It is a good booster of its own flavor. In addition, pistachio is one of the main ingredients used in making ice cream. It is also used in decorating other dishes. Besides, it is used in salami to enrich its own taste.
What does affect the quality of pistachio?
When the hard shell of pistachio turns to be opaque the harvest time to pistachio begins. At that time its weight and oil are at the top. And the harvest is completed in one week. The ones of good quality are chosen by special methods. The hard shell of pistachio protects the nut from the damages caused by harvest. A 8.5 caliber pistachio has a minimum level of salt. It is known by its different sizes, aroma and delicious flavor. It is completely organic.
Where is pistachio made?
It grows in small sorts of pistachio trees. The growth period of these trees are too long so the fruitful period of them are equal to human’s age.
How is shelled pistachio made?
We put on trees a nitrogenous fertilizer in spring and a phosphatic fertilizer in autumn. When the seed of pistachio color turns to red and yellow the lilac skin can be peeled from the hard shell easily. Generally, we do harvest the pistachio manually.
What are the production steps of pistachio?
Our production sections have the most technologically developed equipments. We produce our flavors according to the international standards in all steps of productions. And all the procedures are censored too. The automatic choosing machines choose the best pistachios and remove all other harmed ones. The pistachio is shelled by modern operative technology, then dried under the sunlight and packed in metal boxes.
What are the shelf life and the storage conditions of pistachio?
After shelling the pistachio the nutritional value can be preserved for 1 years as long as it is kept in a place where temperature and damp are equally distributed.
Nutrition FactsServing Size:100 gramsAmount Per ServingCalories from Fat 393.1Calories 571.2% Daily Value*43.7 gramsTotal Fat5 gramsSaturated FatTrans Fat 0 grams0 milligramsCholesterol0 milligramsSodium26.9 gramsTotal Carbohydrates10.1 gramsDietary FiberSugars 6.7 gramsProtein 20.2 grams13.4%Vitamin A6.7%Vitamin C13.4%Calcium20.2%IronPercent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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