Pistachios are one of the tastiest nuts around. Although pistachios are native to central Asia, you do not need to travel to Turkey or Iran to get them. California is the second largest producer of pistachios in the world. 98% of all pistachios grown in the United States come from California.
Recent medical studies indicate there are health benefits of pistachios, which may be used as an aid to increasing your retail sales. Pistachios contain phytosoerols which can lower cholesterol and may help reduce risk of heart disease. Pistachios are also higher in fiber than other nuts.
Here are a few of the factors you'll need to decide upon before finding a pistachio distributor:
1. Natural, red dyed or bleached
2. Salted or unsalted
3. Pistachio meat or pistachio with shells
4. Whole or chopped
Identify the primary use of your bulk pistachiosPistachio distributors and pistachio suppliers will want to know how you will be using the pistachio nuts. Whether you require pistachios for cooking, baking or will determine which nut will be best for your needs. Buying wholesale pistachios will save you money.
Decide between California or Turkish pistachio nutsTurkish pistachios are smaller and less open than California pistachios. Because the California nuts are larger they can be less flavorful than the smaller Turkish variety. Turkish green pistachios are a good choice for cooking.
Buy pre-packaged pistachios from your pistachio sellerSelling pre-packaged pistachios is an easy way to retail nuts. A display near the check out or a rack in the baking aisle will increase your sales. Printing out small cards espousing the health benefits of pistachios and placing them near the nut display is a great way to draw in customers.
- Consider selling gourmet pistachios. Pistachios dipped in chocolate or flavored with jalapeño or lime can really boost your sales.