This is the peeled Kal pistachio kernel (unripe pistachio). Its vivid green color is due to the early harvest. After harvesting, we firstly expose the Kal pistachio to sunshine for few days and then shell them and extract the kernels. Secondly, we dip the kernels into boiling water in order to remove the softened seed peel.
Green Peeled kernel is known as the most premium and expensive sort among all types of kernels. It is often used as a luxurious ingredient in various industries such as pastries, chocolate, ice cream, sausages, and ham.
Based on the intensity of green color, it is categorized in 5 grades. The market gives it premium prices to the more intense green colored kernels.