Pistachios from Aegina - Roasted with Lemon Juice and UNSALTED (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 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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AR
02/16/2024
Art R.
United States

Small pistachios

The pistachios were rather small.

PB
09/04/2023
Paula B.
United States United States

Delicious pistachios

These pistachios are crunchy and delicious without added salt. Really enjoyed them—going to buy more!

AJ
06/29/2023
A J.
United States United States

Once again at Aigena

Excellent. My only regret not being on Aegina to enjoy pistachio ice cream and look out over the harbor!

PH
02/27/2023
Patricia H.
United States United States

Outstanding Pistachios!

These pistachios are nothing short of amazing. Very fresh and delicious. Lovely subtle ‘em on flavor, you do not miss the salt. Not an empty shell in the bag. Yes, they are a bit more than the grocery store pistachios but the freshness and flavor are well-worth it.I will be ordering again and purchasing for food-gifts at holiday-time.

EK
02/01/2023
Erika K.
United States United States

Great product

I absolutely love these pistachios. They are so fresh and they keep well in storage containers