California Grown Gourmet Pistachios
Jul
18
2017

Refrigerating Paste and Butter

July 18th, 2017 by

Pistachio paste and butter are delicate nut products that can potentially go bad if stored poorly. Not to mention, ground pistachios can lose its flavor when exposed to air. There are two ideal ways to store butter and paste once they’re opened.

The Pantry…  Butter and Paste products are “shelf-stable”, so they do fine being stored in a cool and dry place through the expiration date which is on the bottom.

The Refrigerator…  To help with extended freshness, store your open container in the fridge. It may last longer being stored this way.

Keep in mind, these products will separate since we don’t put any ingredients in them to keep the oil from separating from the solid nut parts. When you open your container you might see a layer of oil on top of the paste or butter, totally normal. You can prevent this by refrigerating the product.

Before using either one of these products, it’s recommended to stir or shake up the bottle (which might give you a little arm workout). That way the fluid-ness of the paste and butter maintain an easy to use and eat.

 

 


Jul
18
2017

What’s the Difference between Pistachio Paste & Butter?

July 18th, 2017 by

Fiddyment Farms Pistachio Butter and Paste

 

Pistachio Butter and Paste are both unique pistachio products that we offer! Some people haven’t heard of them or don’t have much experience with them, so it’s natural for anyone to be curious.

Truth is you don’t have to be a famed chef or a food connoisseur to enjoy either one of these products right at home!

You might be wondering which one you should purchase or you might want to know what each of them is used for. Here are some quick points that can guide you:

  • How to use each one… Pistachio Paste is most commonly used and best known for its use in flavoring baked goods, gelato, ice cream, confections, pastries or in gourmet cooking. The Pistachio Butters’ common uses entail eating it spread over foods or as a dip. They are both delicious in their own ways.
  • Let’s talk texture… The paste is specially made to have a very smooth and fluid consistency, making it easy to mix into foods and batters. A natural sweetness is brought out more in the Pistachio Paste, which gives whatever it’s added to a rich pistachio flavor. Pistachio Butter has a thick consistency much like peanut or almond butter.
  • In case you’re wondering about how it’s made… They are both freshly milled, the difference between the two is that the paste is further refined in a longer, multi-step process to get it smoother and more fluid.

A similarity that they both share is that they are both 100% pistachio, there are no fillers or additives such as sugar and food coloring, it’s rich in texture and has a true pistachio taste.