Picking pistachios

1. Take the pistachio when it is full.

2. Take the harvest early in the early hours of the day and place the harvested product under shade or cool place.

3. Take pest infected areas in a separate garden.

4. Transfer the harvested product to the pistachio processing centers, which are fully automatic and hygienic, to be quickly peeled off and disassembled. In this way, the color of the pistachio hard shell will be of good color and style.

In Shell Pistachio Processing

All operations that result in:

1. Peeling, 2. Washing, 3. Separating, 4. Drying and 5. Grading the product are called processing.

This operation can be done fully mechanized, semi-mechanized and in a traditional way. In the mechanized method, the processing is done in a very short time, so that the product imported from the garden enters the processed line and the soft skin, clam tail, leaves of the tree and other extra materials are separated and removed from the line.

In the next step, the pistachio product is rinsed with clean water, which is used only once, then the separation of the semisolid pistachios and the full reaches are done and placed in a separate place.

Afterwards, the pistachios enter the body of the moisture and extra water is taken. Moisture pistachios are introduced into a drying machine that remains at about 60-50 ° C for a relatively long time (about 8 hours).

Processing Facilities

Our major supplier and partner for blanched pistachio kernels employs approximately 400 workers, out of which 390 are involved in the production and 10 in the administration. Depending on the production and season the factory produces in one or two shifts of 10 hours each at 5 days in the week. The max. production capacity is 800.000 kg green peeled pistachio kernels.The building and production facilities are approximately 5 years old and were specifically planned and built for the production of green peeled pistachio kernels.

The facilities are regularly (once per week) being cleaned and machines maintained or modernized, if necessary. All production halls are air-conditioned and warehouses are being cooled. All employees, working in the in the green peeled kernel production process were trained in respect to hygienic issues and processing of food.

All employees are obliged to wear overalls, cover their hair and wear masks. These are being washed and cleaned professionally in the company. Hands and uncovered parts of the body have to be thoroughly washed. This is being continuously controlled. A medical checkup of the workers takes place on a regular basis. Smoking is prohibited. A factory canteen exists. Also separate changing rooms, bathrooms and lockers.