Shamsolhodaei is a successful exporter of dried fruits and well-known as an expert in producing and supplying high quality, Iranian dried fruits such as pistachios, raisins and figs since 1925.
With headquarters in Iran and branches with ADF-Project in Zürich, Dubai and Hong Kong, Shamsolhodaei has been growing over seven generations as a major supplier, wholesaler and distributor of Iranian dried fruits.
Shamsolhodaei carries all important certificates like ISO 9001:2008, BRC FOOD, GMP (Good Manufacturing Procedure), TUV WISSEN, HALAL, HACCP certificate and 2002/72/EC-2004/1935/ EC. We are also part of the International Nut and Dried Fruit Council (INC).
As one of the most successful, award winning producers and exporters of Iranian pistachios, we provide quick, efficient, and reliable service to our customers directly from our locations around the world.
Types of Pistachio (*NO&*MO)
Ahmad Aghaei (AA) is a long type of Iranian pistachio which shape, length, and size can vary.
This type of Iranian pistachio is the most flavorful in eastern Asia, particularly in China and India.
Akbari also belongs to the long shaped types of Iranian pistachios. It is known as the most expensive and exclusive type among all Iranian pistachios. One of the characteristics that differentiate this type from others, is its height of head and length.
Badami is another type of long Iranian pistachio but shorter than the Ahmadaghaei. Its kernel is very similar to an almond.
Fandoghi (Round) This type of pistachio has a round shape and is very different to long pistachios. It’s shorter and smaller compared to other types of pistachios. Fandoghi pistachios are the number one bestseller due to its reasonable price.
Kallehghouchi (Jumbo) Jumbo pistachios are larger and longer compared to round pistachios. Kallehgouchi pistachios have a long history in cultivation as they have been growing for more than 4000 years.
Closed shell pistachio (*SC) This type of Iranian pistachio is naturally closed. Through the process of shelling, closed shell pistachios have natural kernels through a mechanical procedure. In fact, all types of pistachios have closed shell types and yield kernels at a 48-50% harvest rate.
Pistachio Kernels Iranian Pistachio kernels come from two types of pistachios: closed shell pistachios and open shell pistachios. Although kernels can be from any type of Iranian pistachio, these are taken through shelling process. Pistachio kernels are normally used as a food ingredient in different industries such as baked goods like chocolate and other sweets or cooking in general. Our pistachios can be used for both, offering the best quality.
Open Shell Pistachio kernels These pistachios are rich in color and size. This type of Iranian pistachio kernel is taken from open shell pistachios, which are cracked by hand. Due to this procedure, the price is higher than closed shell kernels. Open Shell Pistachio kernels are also suitable for confectionaries especially where pistachios will be used without blending or being made into powder, such as in Baklava or Turkish delights.
Green Pistachio kernels These types of pistachio kernels 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 types due to the harvesting process. First of all pistachios become dried in the sun for few days then shelled. The second step is to dip the kernels into boiling water in order to remove the softened seed peel. Because of the greener color, the price of pistachios kernels are higher. Iranian Green Peeled Pistachio Kernels are known as luxury food ingredient, which are used in various industries such as pastries and baked good.
Kaal (Raw) Kernels As mentioned earlier, Kaal kernels are taken from trees when the pistachios are still raw and have not yet reached the standard level of maturity. That’s the reason for their green color. This type of Iranian pistachio kernel is normally harvested between July and August. It can be graded depending on the percentage of the raw green color and low percentage of red kernels which proves it’s high quality.
Green Peeled Kernel This kernel is known as the most premium and expensive among all types of kernels. Green peeled kernels come from Kaal (Raw) kernels and can be classified into 4-5 different types of pistachios. They are differentiated by the percentage of green color: dark green, green, greenish, yellow and light yellow.
Golden Raisins These raisins are made from sultanas, treated with sulfur dioxide, and flame dried which gives them their characteristic color. This product has an almost uniform color and may range from yellow or golden yellow to light amber.
Malayer & Sultana Raisins Natural (Sun-Dried) seedless raisins or Iranian Golden Seedless raisins, are essentially dried grapes of the “vitis vinifera” natural seedless variety and are typically dried under the sun on either paper trays or vine.
Types of Figs
· Open mouth fig is known as 101.
· Open mouth dried fig – grade AAA (101): 100% open mouth, white
color and big size.
· Open mouth dried fig – grade AA (101): 90% open mouth, light
yellow color, medium size (22mm diameter)
· Open mouth dried fig – grade A (101): 60% open mouth, yellow
color, small size (14mm to 22mm)
SHAMSOLHODAEI’s main business is to supply quality pistachios of all varieties such as round (Fandoghi), jumbo (Kaleghochi) and long pistachios (Ahmed Aghai). We also supply raisins in a wide selection including golden raisins, malayer raisins, and sultana raisins.
As a producer and international exporter since 1925, we can proudly say that we offer high-end raw materials, and the best quality pistachios and raisins at the most competitive prices.
As a member of the INC (International Nut and Dried Fruit Council), it’s our goal to expand and develop the dried fruit industry internationally.
We offer afflatoxin free dried fruit. Ouriranianh pistachios are afflatoxin-free-certified.
With our Swiss cooperation partner ADF Project we offer a fast, effectiv support in the European Area.
With storage in Germany and other european Cities we can supply a fast support.
Customer: Importer, Distributor, Chain Seller, Bakery, Food-Industry and many more
Productlabeling / Privat-Labeling / White Label are welcome
*NO – Natural Open
*MO – Mechanical Open