Pistachios from Aegina - Roasted with Lemon Juice and UNSALTED (1.1 lbs)



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. 

These delicious 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. Michalis drenches the ripened pistachios in a brine of fresh lemon juice from Crete and water before roasting them to perfection.  The lemon is very subtle, adding a brightness to the flavor. They are UNSALTED. They are also available on our shop page roasted with sea salt and lemon.  

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Pat C.
United States
Nuts for these nuts

So flavorful and satisfying

Joan T.
United States United States
Tasty snack

Worth the labor of de-shelling, these small pistachios will add Mediterranean flavor & crunch to many dishes. Not sure lemon adds anything.

Mary Z.
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Unsalted lemon pistachio's!!! Supreme!

Yes, I was delighted to receive my unsalted pistachio's just in time to celebrate my 70th birthday! Truly a decadent pandemic treat! Thank you so much!

Holly H.
United States United States
These are very good, but I prefer the salted for snack food

I purchased the unsalted pistachios to use in recipes that called for unsalted, but prefer the salted variety, for snack food. This was my second order, as they were such a big hit in the office! Also, the pricing was much more competitive, for the quality of the product.

rozamalia k.
United States United States

I have to be honest I was not happy with the pistachios this time. They were so much better the first time I ordered them. I actually was going to write to you about them. It’s hard for me to put it into words but the nut itself tasted like they were much too roasted or burned. Many of them I could not even eat. I have about 3/4 of a bag still left and would be hesitant to order them again.