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Old 01-18-2011, 08:40 AM   #11
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All Indian stores sell shelled pistachios. I never bother to buy the ones that are not shelled, plus I hate all that extra salt they pile on.
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:42 AM   #12
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I can buy them shelled, in the produce section of my piggly-wiggly; and I live in a very small town. I like to use them instead of pine nuts in my pesto. I think maybe the sort of "health food" section of a store might have them.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:42 PM   #13
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WalMart has shelled pistachios--they could be Diamond brand--and I usually find them in the produce section. They are about $8 for the container, a pound, maybe?

So glad I could provide such a definitive answer. :)
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:21 PM   #14
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Half the fun of enjoying pistachios is shelling them as you eat.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:40 PM   #15
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Half the fun of enjoying pistachios is shelling them as you eat.
Agreed!! But, the annoyance came about from wanting to use them in recipes. If you had a recipe for 1/2 cup of walnuts, would you want to sit there and shell them into the measuring cup? I wouldn't lol
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:37 PM   #16
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How else are they going to be able to sell the shells for 5 bucks a lb?
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:54 PM   #17
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How else are they going to be able to sell the shells for 5 bucks a lb?
Good point!! The shells are pretty solid and probably add quite a bit of weight.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:05 PM   #18
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I GOT A CONTAINER AT WHOLE FOODS TODAY!


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Old 03-02-2011, 01:50 PM   #19
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I only buy them shelled, from middle east grocery stores. If you shell them for recipes you get alot of salt with them. I keep them in the freezer til needed ,usually in stuffing or pate. For me Pistachios in the shell and roquefort cheese are substance abuse items , I simply eat them til they are gone ,so best not have them around.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:31 AM   #20
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I wonder how much the shells weigh on pistachios. I am sure that 1 pound of nuts in the shell weighs less than 1 pound without the shells. For example 1.1 pounds of pistachios with the shell = 1 pound of shelled pistachios. What is the additional cost of buying shelled pistachios?
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