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

Dionysos

$15.95

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 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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HH
11/01/2020
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.

PD
08/12/2020
Phillip D.
United States United States
Never knew they could be so good.

I’m amazed at the wonder flavor of these pistachios. I use them in my salads and grab them as a snack almost every day. These are all I will buy now, they are that good!

MZ
08/07/2020
MaryTeresa Z.
United States United States
pistachios from Aegina

delicious. Miss the salt a bit, but they are very good.

MO
08/04/2020
Michael O.
United States United States
Yum!

Fabulous flavor! Nothing like it anywhere else!

LW
07/03/2020
Loleta W.
United States
Unsalted goodness

Very delicious