jumbo pistachios

Jumbo Pistachio
(Kaleh-Ghochi)

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Jumbo pistachio is the bestseller pistachio in the market due to the large size of its kernels. Across the world, this type of pistachio is also known for its distinctive taste and round shape (like hazelnut). Compared to other Iranian pistachios, Kale Ghuchi contains more (unsaturated and healthy) fats; therefore, it is perfect for those looking for a delicious snack.

Iranian pistachio growers produce and supply 70% of the world’s Jumbo pistachio. The country’s warm days and cool nights, along with its rich soils, make the perfect condition for growing high-quality Kaleh Ghochi (Jumbo) pistachio. Noshid’s premium jumbo pistachios are raised in Rafsanjan, a southern city in Iran that has the most pleasing environment for growing pistachios worldwide. Thus, we have a reputation for supplying Jumbo pistachios with natural flavor and extra-large kernels.

Jumbo Pistachio Sizes

Large jumbo pistachios are used as a luxurious snack around the world because of their exceptional taste and bright green color. Also the smallest sizes have a sweet and savory taste, Jumbo pistachio’s grade is the perfect choice for making pastry, desserts, and ice cream.

  • 18 to 20 Oz

This size of pistachio is the largest available size, ranging from 18 to 20 Oz.

  • 20 to 22 Oz

The size of this grade ranges from 20 to 22 Oz.

  • 22 to 24 Oz

This size of jumbo pistachio is 22 to 24 Oz.

  • 24 to 26 Oz

This size ranges from 24 to 26 Oz.

Noshid’s Jumbo Pistachio Features

  • Carefully-harvested and sorted
  • Well-dried, firm, and crispy
  • Sanitary and undamaged
  • Free of any foreign material such as leaves, shell pieces, and dirt
  • Semi-open and easy-consumption
  • Extra-large and round
  • Gluten-free and good source of plant-based protein, essential amino acids, and unsaturated fats (only 1.5g of saturated fats)

The production of Jumbo Pistachio

Originally from Kerman province in Iran, Kaleh Ghochi (Jumbo) pistachio features a round and delicious kernel protected with a light cream shell. This well-known pistachio has a history of more than 4000 years in the region. The round shape of this pistachio reminded local people of the head of Iranian domestic sheep. Therefore, they named it “Kaleh Ghochi.”

The warm days and cool nights of the desert, along with the rich soils of cities in central Iran, make a perfect condition for growing Jumbo pistachio, the most delicious one across the world. Iranian pistachio growers raise the small trees of Jumbo pistachio with great care. Since pistachio trees are susceptible to cold weather, they must be protected to have the standard size at harvest. The harvest time depends on the city and takes place from mid-September to last October.

Jumbo pistachio is an exceptional nut with a round and large kernel (like hazelnut). Compared to other pistachios, Kaleh Ghochi’s kernel is a richer source of healthy fats. This makes them a highly sought after type of pistachio in the market.

Although many cities in Iran produce Jumbo pistachios, only a few can export commercially standard pistachios. Here at Noshid, we are committed to selecting premium Jumbo pistachio from places with the most satisfactory growing conditions in Iran, such as Kerman and Fars provinces. This helps us to provide our clients with world-class premium pistachios that perfectly match their requirements.

Processing and Packing Jumbo Pistachio

One of the most critically essential steps for producing great tasting pistachios is processing. After harvesting Jumbo pistachios, we use either natural or mechanical processing methods to dry pistachios and open their shells. In the natural processing method, pistachios shells crack naturally. Jumbo Pistachio with Large Kernels become very big before harvest; thus, their bodies break when they are still on the trees. We use special machines to crack the shells for those pistachios with closed surfaces without damaging the kernels.

Pistachios are fragile products. To protect them from various contamination kinds, we pack them properly in 25 and 50 kg packages. Each kilogram of Jumbo pistachio contains approximately 700 to 800 pistachios. Noshid’s packages of pistachios can be customized to meet our clients’ requirements.

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