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Top Quality Canada Pistachios Supplier and Exporter

Mehsom Corp is the most sought-after pistachios supplier in Ontario, Canada. As a large-scale pistachios exporter, we deliver a satisfying crunch with freshness and quality you can count on. With a bit of sea salt that brings out the best in every bite, these roasted nuts are the best and smart snack that your customers can savor at any time. Our lightly salted pistachio pieces are ready to eat for the easy and handful hunger on the go.

Why Pistachios are Tailor-made for your Customers

Healthy and Nutritious

Mehsom’s pistachios are a plant-based protein. They offer minerals and nutrients, which are massive for overall health. Not only are they among the best sources of fiber, but they also contain 90% of the unsaturated fat.

Smart Snacking

People need something for munching and pistachios are the best option for this. There’s no reason why you should give up snacking to be in shape. Pistachios are a useful source of plant-based protein. Apart from being in tasting great, a single serving has around 49 pistachios that are enough to satisfy snacking requirements.

Why Choose Us

Expanding Worldwide Reach

We are exploring new world markets continually. We attend global trade shows across the markets and we closely work with our international clients to ensure quick response to emerging opportunities as a Canadian pistachios exporter.

Top-notch Quality

We take pride in offering unparalleled quality at competitive pricing. Quality with reasonable pricing differentiates us as a Raisins Supplier from the rest of the competition. It also encourages our long-run customers to partner with us and new customers to reach out to us.

Experience to Serve Globally

As a global pistachios exporter, we have the experience of how to serve and satisfy customers globally. With our fine pistachios and other nuts, we are marching on to explore more business opportunities and face more clients.
As a global pistachios exporter, we are enjoying a good reputation. However, we are aware that we have to keep ticking on.
If you need a quality and reliable pistachios supplier, then contact us now!

Pistachio

The pistachio (Pistacia vera), a member of the cashew family, is a small tree originating from Central Asia and the Middle East.

It’s the bright-green nut that makes everything look cheerier. In some countries, it is also known as the ‘smiling’ or ‘happy’ nut – indeed, when the hard casing splits, it can look like a smiling face. But this is a nut that offers more than good looks. It’s a nutritional powerhouse, and even a world champion!

Pistachio nuts are a healthy snack which are loved by people in various countries. Iran is the biggest pistachio producer in the world.

In 2017, world production of pistachios was 1.1 million tonnes, with Iran and the United States as leading producers, together accounting for 75% of the total (table). Secondary producers were China, Turkey and Syria.

Why Iranian Pistachios?

Iranian pistachios offer various advantages that set them apart from competitors. Greater choice is offered to customers through four main commercial varieties. Additionally, higher meat content offers better value for money. Iranian pistachios have a world-famous taste that is unrivaled. This taste advantage is enhanced by roasting Iranian pistachios at higher temperatures, made possible by higher unsaturated oil content. This high-temperature roasting eliminates any bacterial contamination, which may be present in the raw product. The following list details the five major advantages of Iranian pistachios:

Variety:

There are many different varieties (cultivars) of Iranian pistachios. The following four go into the international trade: Fandoghi (40% of pistachio orchards), Kalleh-Ghouchi (20%), Akbari (15%) and Ahmad-Aghaei (12%), with the last two on the rise. Each variety has its own differing properties and flavor.

Higher Kernel to In-Shell Ratio:

Iranian pistachios have a high kernel to in-shell ratio, meaning you are buying a higher amount of the edible kernels for the same amount of pistachios Akbari.

Roastability:

Due to their higher unsaturated oil content, Iranian pistachios have the capacity to be roasted at between 160 to 180°C (hot air stream temperature). Good roasting brings out the unique flavor of the nut, while eliminating any live bacteria from the roasted product. It is obvious that lower roasting temperatures of around 120°C recommended by some suppliers will not achieve the two above benefits.

Taste:

Over a long period, consumers around the world have shown a preference for the taste of Iranian pistachios. All four commercial varieties of Iranian pistachios each have a rich, unique and distinctive flavor. In this regard, Iranian pistachios offer a combination of unparalleled flavors which gives the consumer choice and variety.

Tradability:

The large number of producers, buyers, exporters, and importers of Iranian pistachios makes for conditions of perfect competition in the market. As a result, fairer trading opportunities present themselves to those engaged in buying and selling Iranian pistachios. In the absence of conditions of perfect competition, the market may face price-fixing and market manipulation by influential players.

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American Pistachio

Currently United states is second of the list with the production of 231,000 metric tonnes. During the 1880s, imported pistachios were popular in the USA, especially with Middle Eastern immigrants. After many years of experimenting, the concept of the American pistachio industry was becoming a reality. Word of the new crop spread, and plantings emerged throughout California in the 1960s and later in Arizona and New Mexico. American pistachios are very similar to Iranian pistachios but with a little difference in quality and size and absolutely in price.

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Turkish Pistachio

A Turkish pistachio is a variety of the pistachio nut, originating in Turkey and cultivated there and in other regions of the world. Turkey is a major producer of pistachios, ranking third in worldwide production after Iran and the United States. the Turkish pistachio nut is slightly smaller than other varieties. These pistachios are also known as Antep pistachios, after the the Turkish name for pistachio, which translates into English as “Antep nut”.

The pistachios grown in the United States produce slightly larger nuts. A Turkish pistachio also tends to be a little harder to open than other varieties because the shell, which is more slender and elongated as well as very hard, does not open as much as other types do when dried and roasted.

The flavor of the Turkish pistachio is widely regarded as being superior to other varieties, except perhaps the Iranian pistachio, and are significantly more expensive than the larger varieties grown in the United States. It is the sweetest and most robustly flavored of all pistachio varieties, a characteristic which is enhanced by roasting.

The commercial pistachio varieties of Iran are these types:

  • Akbari Pistachio (Super Long Pistachio)
  • Ahmad Aghaei Pistachio (Long Pistachio)
  • Badami Pistachio (Row Long Pistachio)
  • Fandoghi Pistachio (Round Pistachio)
  • Kalleh ghouchi Pistachio (Jumbo Pistachio)
Super Long Iranian Pistachio
Akbari Pistachio:

Long pistachio fruit is large and almond shape. It is regularly exported to Europe. Akbari Pistachio has the highest economic value. Its fruits are large and almond shaped with good yield and with long, large nuts. Iranian pistachio is world-famous because of its unique taste. This taste advantage becomes more significant by roasting pistachio at high temperature. Higher meat content is another unrivalled feature of Iranian pistachio.

long Pistachio (Akbari Pistachio) is the most expensive and ceremonial and can be easily found in every shops in both raw and roasted & salted form.

Roasting and salting pistachios is a process which makes the pistachios more delicious and lovely. High temperature roasting eliminates any bacterial contamination.

Akbari Pistachio (Long Pistachio) is well known in East Asia, Europe specially Germany and Russia. It has very unique taste and texture. Please contact our team for Akbari pistachio price.

Available sizes: 20-22, 22-24,24-26

Available Process: Raw, Roasted & Salted, Saffron added, Lemon added, natural open mouth, mechanical open mouth, and close mouth.

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Round Pistachio
Fandoghi Pistachio:

Iran Pistachio | Fandoghi pistachio (Round pistachio) is widely available in different areas in Iran. It is the smallest pistachio in size and round in shape. MGT dried fruit is exporting this type of pistachio to China for 10 years.

Available sizes:26-28, 28-30, 30-32, 32-34

Available Process: Raw, Roasted & Salted, Saffron added, Lemon added, natural open mouth, mechanical open mouth, and close mouth.

Long Pistachio
Ahmad Aghaei Pistachio:

Iran Pistachio | Long Pistachio (Ahmad Aghaei) is very popular because of its high yield and the shorter time of production. The shell colour is whiter that other types. Ahmad Aghaei pistachio is rather large and its fruit is almond shaped.

Available sizes: 24-26, 26-28, 28-30

Available Process: Raw, Roasted & Salted, Saffron added, Lemon added, natural open mouth, mechanical open mouth, and close mouth.

There are different varieties of Iranian pistachios with different unique flavours which gives the consumer more choices. This kind of pistachios are a favourite amongst people in Eastern Asia and Europe because of its shell colour.

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Jumbo Iranian Pistachio
Kalleh Qouchi Pistachio:

Iran Pistachio | Kalle ghouchi (Kalle ghoochi) or Jumbo pistachio is famous for being large. Kalleh Qouchi (Jumbo) Pistachio needs a special and different situation place for growing that is why Iran is the biggest grower of Kalle Ghouchi pistachio.

MGT dried fruit is ready to supply you with huge quantities of Jumbo Pistachio.

Iranian Pistachio is processed under completely healthy conditions. There are enough terminals in the region for skinning, drying, sorting and packing in such a way that Pistachio picked today would be processed the same day. This has greatly reduced the risk of Aflatoxin contamination.

The EU representatives approved this fact during their visit to Rafsanjan city. Iranian Pistachio is grown without application of any hormones material and genetic manipulation.

Available sizes: 20-22, 22-24, 24-26

Available Process: Raw, Roasted & Salted, Saffron added, Lemon added, natural open mouth, mechanical open mouth, and close mouth.

Closed Shell Pistachio

This type of Iranian pistachios is naturally closed and has not opened yet. Through process of shelling closed shell pistachios become to natural kernels through a mechanically procedure. All type of pistachios has closed shell type too and the yield kernels are 48-50%.

Approximately 15,000 tons of closed shell pistachios export to different areas of the world from Iran. The main market for this type of pistachio is the far east including countries such as: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia and etc.

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Pistachio Kernels

Iranian Pistachio kernels normally come from two types of pistachios, closed shells pistachios and open shell pistachios, and kernels can be from any type of Iranian pistachios. These are taken through shelling process. Pistachio kernels are normally used as a food ingredient in different industries such as bakery products, chocolate and sweet industry, also cooking. According to a statistics, which gathered by Iranian Pistachio Association (IPA), Iran annually exports 18,000 tons of pistachio kernels.

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Closed shell pistachios are taken into Pistachio cracking factory in order to get cracked and produced kernels. The color of this type is slightly lighter than open shell pistachio kernel, but its more reasonable and more affordable in price. This type of Iranian pistachio kernel suits for confectionaries or cooking then the kernels need to be blend or make powder of it.

Open shell pistachio kernels are rich in color and size. This type of Iranian pistachio kernels are taken from open shell pistachios, which are cracked by hand, hence the procedure, takes longer time also price is higher compared to closed shell kernels. This type is also suitable for confectionaries particularly where pistachios will be used as it is without blending or making it to powder, for instance Baklava or Turkish delights.

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Green Pistachio Kernels

These types of pistachio kernel are normally produced through harvesting pistachios when they are still raw (Kaal) which means before the pistachios become completely ripe. These types of pistachio kernels are normally more expensive than other type of pistachios, due to costly process. First of all pistachios become dried in the sun for few days then shelled. Second step is to dip the kernels into boiling water in order to remove the softened seed peel. As the colour of kernels are greener the price of pistachios kernels are higher too. Iranian Green Peeled Pistachio Kernels are known as luxury food ingredient, which are used in various industries such as: pastries, chocolate, ice cream, sausages and ham.

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Kaal (Raw) Kernels as it mentioned earlier are taken from trees when the pistachios are still raw and not reached the standard level of maturity, this is the reason for being green. This type of Iranian pistachio kernels is normally taken between July and August. This type can be graded depending on the percentage of raw color that are differentiated as green, therefore if it is completely raw with low percentage of red kernels it approves good quality.

Green Peeled Kernel is known as the most premium and expensive among all types of kernels. Green peeled kernels come from Kaal (Raw) kernels. Green Peeled kernels can be classified into 4-5 types, which can be differentiate from the percentage of green color in them for instance dark green, green, greenish, yellow and light yellow.

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Ontario, Canada

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