Aegina Pistachio Butter (6.3 oz)

Dionysos

$14.95

This premium pure pistachio butter is made from 100% Aegina pistachios with no other ingredients. Pistachios from the Greek island of Aegina (EHyee-nah) are prized throughout Greece, and indeed the world, for their delicious flavor and crunchy texture.

Located in the Saronic Gulf near mainland Greece, Aegina has the perfect temperature, climate and soil for growing pistachios, and is recognized by the EU as a P.D.O. (Protected Designation of Origin). The variety of pistachio that grows on Aegina is Koilarati. A more rare variety that produces a smaller nut with a flavor and texture that is superior to others.

A result of unique weather patterns, Aegina is one of the driest locations in Greece. The pistachios are essentially dry-farmed on the chalky soils, imparting a concentrated flavor to the mature nut. They receive only two small doses of water twice in late summer, to increase the ratio of opened (i.e. ripened) nuts. Such sustainable watering practices are in stark contrast to the heavily-irrigated, industrially farmed US pistachios, which require upwards of 40 inches of irrigation per crop. Our pistachios are grown and roasted on Aegina by Michalis Zois, whose family has farmed pistachios on Aegina for over 50 years, and who also operates a pistachio shop at the small port where the ferries dock.

This pistachio butter is a definite upgrade from your everyday peanut or almond butter. This version is unsweetened, so the rich flavor of the roasted pistachios shines through. It makes a great spread for toast, especially topped with a little Greek honey! It also makes a great topping for oatmeal or any of our delicious rusks, or with your favorite fruit.

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KS
04/19/2021
Karen S.
United States
Pistachio butter

This pistachio butter is wonderful! Such a good flavor and texture. We will definitely be buying this again!

JT
04/04/2021
Joan T.
United States United States
Tasty indulgence

Tastes just like fresh pistachios. Too expensive to use in cooking, so I enjoy by the spoonful. It won't replace PB, but a nice treat now & then

DG
01/25/2021
Dorothy G.
United States United States
Food addiction

I use the pistachio butter on my morning toast. I prefer the pistachio paste. I'm addicted.

AY
01/19/2021
ANDREA Y.
United States United States
Yummy Pistachio Butter

This has become a favorite in our household: my husband loves this brand. We are not eating other nuts or nut butter so this has become a very tasty replacement! Love the fact that it’s pistachios only: nothing added. Happy to discover many delicious products from Greece. I am on an experimental journey to make a sugar/gluten-free pistachio butter cookie by tweaking a peanut butter cookie recipe.

DD
12/25/2020
David D.
United States United States
My New Favorite Butter

I love this pistachio butter. We sent some to friends and they love it.