How to open pistachios

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question “How to open pistachios?” with an in-depth analysis of “How can you store the opened pistachios?”Moreover, we are going to discuss the shelf life and the nutritional value of pistachios.

How to open pistachios?

There are various methods to open the cracked and uncracked pistachios.

You can open the cracked pistachios by following methods;

  • If there’s a wide gap between the shells of the pistachios, you can open them with your thumbs.
  • Otherwise, you can twist a coin between two shells of the pistachios, it will keep your hands clean.
  • Another way to open the cracked pistachios is to crack the one pistachios with other pistachios shells.
  • Or you can insert the tip of the knife between the shells of the pistachios, it will open them.

You can open the uncracked pistachios by following methods;

  • Take a jar or a can and gently press the pistachios with it, it will open the pistachios.
  • You can also crack the various pistachios at once using a cutting board or a rolling pin.
  • A nutcracker or a garlic press can also be used to open the uncracked pistachios.
  • You can also buy a pistachio opener, it will quickly open all the pistachios for you.

How can you store the opened pistachios?

The shelf life of the pistachios depends on their storage.

Once you have opened the pistachios, it is very important to store them properly.

You can store the opened pistachios in the following;

  • pantry 
  • fridge
  • freezer

How to store the opened pistachios in the pantry and the fridge?

To store the pistachios, follow the instructions given below;

  • To store the pistachios, firstly put the pistachios in an airtight container such as a plastic container with a lid.
  • You can also use a zip_lock plastic bag for this purpose.
  • Pack the pistachios in the airtight container tightly.
  • Don’t use a container that has already been used to store any substance with a strong scent such as onion or garlic.
  • Then put it in the pantry at room temperature or in the fridge.

Can you freeze the opened pistachios?

Yes! You can store the opened pistachios by freezing them.

It will prolong their shelf life.

To freeze the pistachios, put them in a freezer bag and freeze them.

You can defrost them also easily by putting them at room temperature for 30 to 40 minutes.

What is the shelf life of the pistachios?

The shelf life of the pistachios depends on their storage.

  • If you have stored the unopened pistachios in the pantry they will last for 3 to 4 months.
  • Unopened pistachios can stay good in the fridge for up to a year.
  • And if you have frozen them, it will further increase their shelf life.

Can your pistachios go bad?

Yes! Pistachios can go bad if they aren’t properly stored.

The shelf life of pistachios also depends on whether they are opened, unopened or roasted.

The pistachios can go bad because they contain unsaturated fatty acids.

When these fats are exposed to the heat, they oxidise and make the pistachios bad.

What are the signs of the bad pistachios?

Before using the pistachios, you should check them.

If pistachios have gone, you should discard them.

Some of the signs that let you know that pistachios have gone bad are the following;

Off Smell indicates that pistachios are bad.

Moulds growing on the pistachios also indicated bad pistachios.

These moulds look like a fork of green,  white or dark coating.

The presence of the green, black or brown bugs also indicates bad pistachios.

If you notice any such sign, discard the pistachios as bad pistachios can make you sick.

What is the nutritional value of the pistachios?

The pistachios are highly nutritious and also beneficial for your health.

The nutritional value for 1 ounce(28g) of the pistachios is given below;

  • Calories: 159
  • Carbs: 8 grams
  • Fibre: 3 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams
  • Fat: 13 grams (90% are unsaturated fats)
  • Potassium: 6% of the RDI

Phosphorus: 11% of the RDI

  • Vitamin B6: 28% of the RDI
  • Thiamine: 21% of the RDI
  • Copper: 41% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 15% of the RDI

Here are the health benefits of the pistachios.

Conclusion:

In this brief guide, we answered the question “How to open pistachios?” with an in-depth analysis of “How can you store the opened pistachios?”Moreover, we discussed the shelf life and the nutritional value of pistachios.

Citations:

https://www.wikihow.com/Open-Pistachios#aoh=16507926120416&csi=1&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wikihow.com%2FOpen-Pistachios

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-benefits-of-pistachios#2.-High-in-antioxidants

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