The Green Kernel is a complete pistachio nut that is extracted from the pistachio shell, and its outer skin is completely removed, revealing the green flesh.
Green kernel pistachios are graded into S, A, B, C, D, F, and H grades according to the intensity of the green color. Grade S is the darkest and healthiest, while grade H includes broken pieces with a light green-yellow color.
One of the distinctive features of these nuts is their vibrant green color. The green color of the kernel pistachios comes from the presence of chlorophyll, a natural plant pigment found in the pistachio tree. The concentration of chlorophyll in the pistachio kernel determines the intensity of the green color.