Pistachio products
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Where do we source pistachios? How do they grow? Get to know our delicious pistachio products.

Great taste starts with great pistachios

Whole green pistachios

The pistachio tree comes from the Middle East where it has grown in desert conditions for thousands of years. The precious nut has arrived in Greece through the conquests of Alexander the Great and has later reached Italy and Spain under the Roman empire. Although always appreciated, the nut became popular only after the second world war. 

The estimates of the International Nut Council for the crop 2018/19 are that the global crop should reach 771 000 MT, with the United States being the biggest producer with close to 60% of the volumes, followed by Turkey and Iran with a production normally above 100 000 MT for each. Greece is the biggest European producer.

We mainly source in Europe, especially in Spain where production is on the rise. 

How are pistachios grown?

The pistachio tree is drought-resistant, although well-managed irrigation significantly improves yields. Planting pistachio trees is an investment for future generations: the tree has a long juvenile period as it only starts to bear pistachios at least 5 years after being planted, and would reach full maturity only around 15 years old. 

Pistachio trees have the characteristics to only carry either male or female flowers, therefore both types of trees are required to get fruits. The pollination is done by the wind, around April, and pistachios develop until the harvest period around September/October, depending on the region. 

Did you know? Pistachio trees would carry a small crop one year (“off year”) and a bigger one the following year (“on year”). 

Taste the difference with our pistachio products

Once harvested, we treat pistachios with utmost care to preserve their authentic flavors, only to be unleashed in your creations. We’re passionate about nuts, and are proud to offer the best that pistachios can offer:

  • Roasted: whole or chopped
  • Caramelized: fully caramelized (sablages), with pieces of caramelized sugar (crocants)
  • Pralinés
  • Pure pastes & pistachio butters
  • Coatings for ice cream and snack bars

Certifications available: organic

Pistachio praliné - 70% pistachio

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