Conspiracy producers of pistachios: why is it so expensive and always in shellPictolic
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We've learned that the majority of nuts you can buy at will as in a purified form and in the shell. But with pistachios why it is not working and these tasty and healthy nuts are almost always has to clean yourself. Why manufacturers of this product do not bother to deliver them from the shell and put on quite a high price?
The answer to the main question, you can say, lies on the surface. Walnuts are sold with the shell in order to force us to pay for them any more. To understand how to capitalize on us, the company only need to weigh the peeled nuts and separate the waste received at their cleaning.
The price of pistachios can vary greatly and is dependent on the varieties of nuts, and from what Department store you buy them. Large nuts, so-called "American" variety and will cost you more than simple, small types. More expensive and will be packaged, as in this case, we pay more for pretty packaging.
With regard to product placement in the store, it is easy to see that any, even the most mundane product, such as fructose, move to "diet" or "green" Department becomes more expensive, sometimes even 100%. So if you don't want when buying pistachios cashed in on you one more time avoid the nuts, it's tempting to label the package "100% organic", "suitable for diabetics".
This is all fine, but the manufacturers explain that pistachios are sold in the shell, after all, to so shamelessly deceive buyers, you need to have a believable story. According to them, the nuts before the sale is not cleaned for several reasons.
First and foremost, there is no need to save the shells from the pistachios due to the fact that it is the customer can make himself, not putting much effort. From 70 to 90% of the nuts themselves are revealed in the process of ripening and after harvest, they are roasted with salt in the shell.
This saves manufacturers considerable sums, after all, an open shell does not prevent access to the core temperature and spices, while time-consuming cleaning process can be eliminated. And the opening of the shell is determined by the maturity of the pistachios most varieties is the most true to her sign.In addition, the company supplying the market with pistachios love to talk about that raw nuts are healthier, as they contain more antioxidants. These important substances, as well as many trace elements are contained in dry brown shell covering the core.
The scientific name of this film — and this in the purification of pistachio nuts from the shell it peels. In some varieties it is going better, others worse, but in General it's true and no fraud here, oddly enough, no. It is known that the antioxidant content in unshelled pistachios 1.27 mmol per 100 grams, and free from the debris of 0.89 mmol.
But you also need to know and that this damaged and showered with nuts, even if they are in the shell. This happens when roasting, sorting, packing and transportation of finished products to the consumer. White or grey powder on the bottom of the package with pistachios — this is not the remains of salt, and that is useful, rich in trace elements, dry particles of pellicule.
But back to the precious pistachios. The rise in the cost of this product in Russia is connected with political aspects. The world's largest suppliers of pistachios has always been the United States and Iran. American companies because of sanctions were forced to leave the Russian market of food products, and Iranian manufacturers prefer to make delivery to EU countries, Turkey and Asia, where the nuts are willing to pay more than we do.
So grow pistachios
Plays a role in the pricing and the fact that by themselves nuts — it is a complex culture, which requires a special approach and care. Besides, any nut begins to bear fruit only after several years after planting. For pistachio trees this period at all is 7-10 years, while the harvest is collected once a year, and abundant fruiting occurs only once in two years.Well, if you want another reason for the high cost of this product, and not the most important. Manufacturers can afford to appoint such a price as all over the world love pistachios and willing to pay for them. Give me one good reason to lower the price if the demand is there.
If we win, if the manufacturer will start cleaning pistachios before you send them to the consumer? It turns out that not only are we not gonna win this case, but on the contrary, we will pay even more. We have to pay for the cost of the equipment for cleaning of nuts and additional workers.
Considering all the above, we can conclude that we are being deceived, but otherwise just can't. Anyway, isn't it obvious that pistachios are much more interesting when they're in the shell, as well as seeds. And if you got unsolved walnut that will happen sooner or later, the problem can always be solved with the help of pliers.