But that is not the comparison we want. Pistachios without shells are less expensive than pistachios with shells. Because you know that you only pay for grains, not for shells or closed pistachios, which are difficult to open. This process is more pleasant for them and may cause them to eat less because they spend some time opening the pistachios in the shell.
I just bought the Wonderful brand roasted pistachios with shell & (12 oz) and they are not very good (the expiration date is far away, so they are not an old package). So, if the grains are small or even if the pistachios aren't open, you won't recognize them among the many other pistachios. However, many people like pistachios more as ingredients in their dishes and desserts than as snacks. My hypothesis is that the 3-pound bag of pistachios without shell (with shell) will cost less per unit of seeds than the 1.5-pound bag of pistachios without shell (without shell previously removed).
Pistachios in shells usually cost more than twice the price per ounce than pistachios in shells, so all you save yourself is the trouble of returning them and paying a huge fee for this luxury. The shelf life of pistachios varies depending on whether they are roasted or peeled, only peeled, they are sold peeled, raw and raw. They are available in a 3-pound bag or a 1.5-pound bag already peeled; a whole pistachio weighs about 0.02 ounces (0.57 g). In small quantities, it doesn't matter how much it costs or if you buy pistachios with shells instead of pistachios without shells.
In general, when you buy shelled pistachios, you also pay for the weight of the shells. And the grain or nut (part of the pistachio you eat) represents between 48 and 50 percent of that weight. When pistachios grow in harsh conditions, such as extreme summer heat, the grain tends to be smaller and weigh less than the shell. It appears that unshelled pistachios have had their skin removed, while they are intact in unshelled pistachios.
If you decide to prepare a recipe at the last minute and you don't have pistachios on hand or you don't want to peel the nuts and you don't want to pay the high price of pistachios. In the case of Iranian pistachios, there are more than five types of pistachio kernels available on the market. You can also order raw pistachios and roast them at home, but the result may not be the same as when a professional chef does it.