Natural Open

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Used purely as a snack, it is roasted in-shell. Open in-shell pistachios are mostly exported as raw dried, in bulk. Raw dried pistachios have a practically unlimited storage life, if stored in relatively dry conditions (only fumigation is needed). Kernel content is about 54-59%, depending on variety and annual fluctuations. Roasted pistachios are also exported. They also have a long shelf life as long as they are vacuumed or nitrogen flash packed. On average, over 110,000 tons of naturally open in-shell pistachios are exported from Iran each year, with a market value of around USD 900 million. The top five markets for this product are: the Far East, the Middle East, the EU, CIS countries and the Indian subcontinent.