a bowl of shelled pistachios


The Hack That Proves We've Been Opening Pistachios The Wrong Way
Nutritious, flavorful pistachios are the perfect snack. They're not a particularly hard nut to crack, but this is the easiest way to split them open, and no tools are required.
To open pistachios, squeeze them closed, applying pressure to the open end. Pressing pistachios in this way will cause the shell to break from the sealed end.
Pistachio shells crack open when ripe, so most packaged nuts are partially open when purchased. If the squeeze-and-crack hack doesn't work, pry it with a spare nutshell.
While shelled pistachios are available, cracking the shells is more satisfying. It promotes mindful eating, making it a cost-effective and enjoyable snack.