Pistachios from Aegina - Roasted with Sea Salt and Lemon Juice (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 them in a brine of sea salt from the Mediterranean Sea and fresh lemon juice from Crete before roasting them to perfection. The lemon is very subtle, adding a brightness to the flavor. They are also available unsalted.

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Lynn K.
United States United States

Best pistachios ever!

I just got back from Aegina and didn’t get enough while I was there so purchased more from Diane’s website…along with the sweetened pistachio butter and honey. They are the exact ones I bought in Aegina! They are seriously the most tasty pistachios you will ever eat.

Antoinette Z.
United States United States

Aegina pistachios

Delicious! Unbelievable! Better than Bazzini's first from Iran then Turkey and Greece and finally California! I never imagined the hint of lemon would make them more flavorful. Once the Iranians were banned in '79, Greek and Turkish nuts were too tiny and hardly opened while California's were large but still mushy as if never roasted correctly by Bazzini! Now, can these be packed in larger amounts and a bit less costly? I'm on my 3rd package in less than a month! Thank Zeus, they are protein-rich because they have been my meal-time food!

Jennie D.
United States United States


I enjoyed the taste of the nuts and the ease of opening the nuts. I kept them in a locknlock container so they stayed fresh til the end. Not too salty or lemony.

Cynthia D.
United States United States

A must buy!

Amazingly DELICIOUS!

Melina G.
United States United States


We love these tasty, roasted pistachios with a hint of lemon. A favorite that reminds of us of our visits to Greece!