Pistachios & Kernels
PRODUCTS Pistachios in shell Blanched pistachio
Blanched green pistachio kernels Delivery of freshly harvested pistachios
Mechanical removal of fruit flesh Sorting of closed shell pistachios
Mechanical cracking of shell Mechanical seperation of kernel and shell
Blanching of kernels to scale off skin Manual control and removal of remaining skin Mechanical drying of kernels
Manual sorting and grading of kernels Manual sorting and grading of kernels Manual and mechanical quality control including metal detector control
Packing of kernels in 12.5 kg polybags Packing of kernels in 12.5 kg polybags
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Specification blanched pistachio kernels

Article Pistacia vera – Stone fruit
Article description Pistachio kernels (blanched/peeled)
Origin Iran
Customs tariff number 0802 5200 000
Packaging Cartons of 12.5 kg net / 13.3 kg gross
Vacuum polybags in cartons
Shelf life In original packing approx. 12-15 months at good storing conditions.
Green color might decrease by time.
Storage conditions
Temperature Cool + dry, 6-15 Celsius, opt. 8 Celsius
Air moisture Approx. 60 %
Sensoric Requirements
Look Look light to dark green (depending on grade)
matt to glossy surface
Odour Characteristic
Taste Characteristic
Consistency Nutty, crisp, sometimes soft- depending on fat content
Nutrition facts per 100 g
Calories 630 kcal / 2.606 kj
Carbohydrates 12 g
Protein content 21 g
Fibre 7 g
Fat content 50 g
Saturated 7 g
Mono unsaturated 34 g
Poly unsaturated 5 g
Sodium 10 mg
Calcium 130 mg
Potassium 950 mg
Chemical & Physical Requirements
Moisture max. 6 %
Broken kernels max. 3 % (except grades Splits & grade E)
Mould none
Impurities/foreign objects max. 0.5%
Food Law Requirements EU regulations and German food law in the corresponding valid versions.
Allergen Declaration The raw material contains the following ingredients with allergenic substances:
Nuts – Pistachios (legislation2003/89/EC)
Additives and preservatives None
GMO Free of GMO. The raw material is not genetically modified.
Irradiation Not treated with ionizing rays.
Update 02-12

Errors and omissions excepted (E&OE).

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