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

Dionysos

$16.95

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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MG
02/22/2024
Melina G.
United States

Delicious!

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

CX
12/26/2023
Carol X.
United States United States

The Best Greek Pistachios

These are the best Greek Pistachios I can find online. The citrus flavors make them so refreshing. My grandchildren love pistachios and since I started buying these, the first thing they ask for is pistachios. They even ask for them as a gift.

AG
03/21/2023
Annette G.
United States United States

Pistachios from Agina

Not very good. Dissatisfied

JM
03/20/2023
Joseph M.
United States United States

Great pistachios

Fresh, crunchy, delicious.

AC
11/15/2022
Ashley C.
United States United States

Amazing Pistachios

Gorgeous pistachios from Aegina. Amazing, complex flavor. Light, crunchy, almost airy texture to it, with hint of salt and lovely lemony flavor. The pistachios look so beautiful too, with rosy inner shell. Stunning and exquisite. Please continue to stock these!