Super Long Pistachio (Akbari Pistachio)
Super Long Pistachio (Akbari Pistachio) is an almond-shape, high jumbo rate and the highest Iranian Pistachio. It has highest amount of kernel and also luxurious appearance; although it’s the most favorable one.
Pistachio is one of the most important and nutritious nuts in Iran and all over the world; indeed it has specific advocates. There are different types of Pistachios; among them Super Long is the best one.
Super Long Pistachio (Akbari Pistachio) Specifications
Shell Color: Light Brownish
Kernel Color: Varied, according to cultivation point it can be light reddish
Smell: Natural Pistachio’s aroma without foreign odor
Shape: Super/Extra Long
Available Sizes: (Pistachios per 1 Oz): 26-24 ,24-22 ,22-20 ,20-18
Common Market Size: 24-22
Humidity: Less than %5
Shelf Life: 24 Months, Keep in cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight
Harvesting Time: Mid-September
Bulk Packing: 10Kg Cartons, 25Kg/50Kg Jumbo Bags
Chemical/Artificial Additives: GMO Free, Gluten-Free
Health Benefits of Pistachios
Iranian pistachios contain many essential nutrients such as protein, magnesium, vitamin B6, potassium and antioxidants.
Serving pistachios provide considerable amount of nutrients required for the body.
Pistachios are low in calories, which means people can enjoy health benefits of pistachios.
Antioxidants are an essential substances that play an important role on body’s health; then eat pistachios can reduce the risk of cancer.
Differences between Akbari and Ahmad Aghaei Pistachios
Akbari Pistachio trees, in comparison to other types, are larger and stronger and have more leaves; But they are more sensitive to pests such as psyllids; if left unchecked, there is a possibility of leaf fall. Pistachio trees need winter cold in different degrees to wake up after the tree is gone.
For Ahmad Aghai trees, less cold is needed which is provided every year. But Akbari trees need chilly weather for about 1200 hours at a temperature below 6 degrees in Winter which rarely happens. It happens at least once every few years.