Crack its shell, and you will know you have a pistachio by its distinct green and purple coloring. A cousin of the cashew, the pistachio is actually a seed and not a nut. Pistachios are used in many recipes and often a fan favorite ice cream flavor. We offer both roasted and raw wholesale pistachios, as well as shelled or in-shell pistachio varieties.
Why Were Pistachio Shells Dyed Red?
You might remember pistachio’ shells being red. This is rare today, but the reason behind the dye was to make pistachios look more appetizing to the consumer. During the harvesting, the shell could sometimes take on a blotchy appearance which distributors believed was less appealing to consumers.
R/S = Roasted with salt
N/S = Roasted with no salt