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MGT Dried Fruit

We are Marjan dried fruit company. Our main activity is producing dry fruit. Our products are exported to whole world. So we are known as producer, supplier and exporter of dried fruits and nuts which all their origin is Iran. Persian saffron is one of the most famous product in the world. Marjan dried fruit is exporting the high quality Persian saffron from 2004. As well as saffron, Iranian mamra almond is one of our best products with pure quality. Iranian pistachio, raisin and dates are other dried fruits that we are producing. Iran dried fruits are different in quality with other origins. That’s why we are supplier and exporter of Iran raisin, pistachio and dates. Marjan dried fruit is also producer of green peeled pistachio kernels that is used for pastry and cookie. It is necessary to mention that the minimum quantity is 5Ton for almost all products (Dates, Pistachio, Almond, Raisin, dried fig, apricot, walnutwalnut and barberry). So we can say that we are only whole seller (wholesale). Iran date fruit has so many types that Mazafati and Sayer date are one of the most known. Date concentrate (date liquid honey, date liquid sugar and date liquid syrup) are made from high quality Iranian dates. List of our product ready to be exported are as below: Iran pistachio (Round fandoghi pistachio supplier, long Akbari pistachio supplier, long ahmadaghai pistachio, jumbo kalleghouchi pistachio). Iranian raisin (Sultana light brown raisin tizabi, Sultana dark brown raisin aftabi, jumbo yellow raisin zard malayer, green jumbo raisin sabz malayer and golden angoori raisin). Persian date fruit (Piarom or piyarom, Mazafati fresh date known as bam date, chopped or chapped date, Sayer with seed and sayer without seed, Zahedi yellow dates, Kabkab semi dried date, ShahabiShahabi and Rabbi date). Persian famous saffron (All red sargol saffron, pooshal mancha saffron, dasteh bunch saffron and saffron powder provided from all red and pooshal). Iranian barberry (dane anari or shiny red and also puffy or pofaki). Dried fig (closed mouth A,AA,AAA and open mouth A,AA,AAA). Almond (Normel kernel, mamra almond kernel, paper skin poost kaghazi almond and hard shell sangi almond). We are looking forward to have this opportunity to serve our trusted customers in long-term business.

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Usages of the pistachio shells

The empty pistachio shells are useful for recycling in several ways. Practical uses include as a fire starter, just as kindling would be used with crumpled paper; to line the bottom of pots containing houseplants, for drainage and retention of soil for up to two years; as a mulch for shrubs and plants that require acid soils; as a medium for orchids; and as an addition to a compost pile designed for wood items that take longer to decompose than leafy materials, taking up to a year for pistachio shells to decompose unless soil is added to the mix. Shells from salted pistachios can also be placed around the base of plants to deter slugs and snails. Many craft uses for the shells include holiday tree ornaments, jewelry, mosaics, and rattles. Research indicates that pistachio shells may be helpful in cleaning up pollution created by mercury emissions.

Pistachio Standards:
Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) defines standards for the following Iranian pistachio products:

  • In-Shell Pistachio Nuts: ISIRI 15 4th revision
  • Mechanically Opened Pistachio Nuts: ISIRI 4919 1st revision
  • Closed Shell Pistachio Nuts: ISIRI 4921 1st revision
  • Pistachio Kernels: ISIRI 218 4th revision
  • Split Pistachio Kernels: ISIRI 3639 1st revision
  • Green Peeled Pistachio Kernels: ISIRI 4631 1st revision
  • Pistachio Oil: ISIRI 6655 no revision
  • Pistachio Paste: ISIRI 5691 no revision
  • Pistachio Powder: ISIRI 9636 no revision

Aflatoxin:
The aflatoxins are a group of chemically similar toxic fungal metabolites (mycotoxins) produced by certain moulds of the genus Aspergillus growing on a number of raw food commodities. Aflatoxins are highly toxic compounds and can cause both acute and chronic toxicity in humans and many other animals. Pistachios are the main source of human dietary aflatoxins from tree nuts worldwide. Over 120 countries have regulations for maximum allowable aflatoxin levels in food commodities.

An efficient monitoring system for sampling, analyzing and issuing the export certificates for pistachio consignments has been established in Iran in recent years. Accordingly, 3181 commercial raw pistachio nut lots were supplied for testing for European export certification since January 2009 till December 2011. Aflatoxin analysis was carried out by high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection after immunoaffinity column clean up with recoveries ranging from 77 to 99%. Amongst 8203 sub-samples analyzed, aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) was detected in 1921 cases (23.4%) with the mean and median values of 2.18 ± 13.1 ng/g and <LOD, respectively. Total aflatoxin (AFT) was detected in 1927 sub-samples (23.5%) with the mean and median values of 2.42 ± 14.7 ng/g and <LOD, respectively. AFB1 level in 556 (6.78%) and 428 (5.22%) sub-samples was above the maximum tolerable levels set for AFB1 in Iran (5 ng/g) and European Union (EU) (8 ng/g). The mean contamination levels of AFB1 (2.18 ng/g) and AFT (2.42 ng/g) were lower than the maximum tolerable levels set in Iran and EU. The contamination levels of pistachio nut for export to EU were ∼50% of those found in 2002–2003 indicating a satisfying improvement in hygienic conditions of pistachio cultivation, harvesting and post-harvesting practices in Iran.

How to control Aflatoxin?
The ability of aflatoxin-producing fungi to grow on a wide range of food commodities and the stability of aflatoxins in foods mean that control is best achieved by measures designed to prevent the contamination of crops in the field and during storage, or detection and removal of contaminated material from the food supply chain.

Regulations?
Around 100 countries around the world have regulations governing aflatoxins in food and most include maximum permitted, or recommended levels for specific commodities.
EU
The EU sets limits for aflatoxin B1 and for total aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and G2) in nuts, dried fruits, cereals and spices. Limits vary according to the commodity, but range from 2-12 μg/kg for B1 and from 4-15 μg/kg for total aflatoxins. There is also a limit of 0.050 μg/kg for aflatoxin M1 in milk and milk products. Sampling and analytical methods are also specified.
Limits of 0.10 μg/kg for B1 and 0.025 μg/kg for M1 have been set for infant foods.
USA
US food safety regulations include a limit of 20 μg/kg for total aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and G2) in all foods except milk and a limit of 0.5 μg/kg for M1 in milk. Higher limits apply in animal feeds.
Others
Both Australia and Canada set limits of 15 μg/kg for total aflatoxins (B1, B2, G1 and G2) in nuts. This is the same as the international limit recommended for raw peanuts by the Codex Alimentarius Commission.
More information can be found at the FAO web link below.

Regulations?

Type Packed in bags Packed in carton
20 foot container 14 tons 12 tons
40 foot container 24 tons 20tons
12 meter trailer 19.5 tons 19tons

 

Iran Pistachio

  • Introduction Of Pistachio +

    MGT has its own Iran pistachio (Pista) farm management so that it sells what it grows in bulk packing and wholesale price. We are proud to partner with warehouse clubs and health and food stores. Our experts are here to guide you with the best type of pistachio and size Read More
  • History & Trade: +

    Superb delicious pistachio nuts have been known as the symbol of wellness. The kernels have healthy nutrients that are necessary for health robust. Pistachio is the plant’s name which is originated from west-Asia. The most popular variety of pistachio has grown in Kerman (Iran). Pistachio grows well in hot and Read More
  • Use and Benefits +

    -Pistachios are famous for their nutrition properties. Especially with walnuts, almonds and cashews, they deliver essential amount of protein, fats and minerals. -The nut is full of B-complex vitamin groups. -Ageing: Vitamin E in pistachio in high amount helps to improve the skin’s elasticity so it prevents the skin to Read More
  • Harvesting +

    The pistachio shell is developed by mid-May.  The product is ready beginning of the September. Aflatoxin – free certificate can be provided.   Read More
  • More +

    Usages of the pistachio shells The empty pistachio shells are useful for recycling in several ways. Practical uses include as a fire starter, just as kindling would be used with crumpled paper; to line the bottom of pots containing houseplants, for drainage and retention of soil for up to two Read More
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