Roasted and Salted Pistachio | Namkeen Pista
India imports most of its Iranian pistachio from Iran, United Arab Emirates and is the largest importer of Iranian pistachio in the World.
Pistachios from Iran accounted for 69% of India’s total pistachio imports, followed by Afghanistan (18%), US (3%) and UAE (1%).
One of the main reasons behind India’s growing import of pistachios has been low domestic production. Jammu and Kashmir is the only Indian state suitable for cultivation of this nut. Despite the rather restricted domestic production, India has been exporting pistachios in good volumes over the last few years.