Aegina pistachios variety is considered the best in the world

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Pistachio is a nut, delicious and with high nutritional value that comes from the pistachio tree. They are mainly found in Asia, America and the Mediterranean countries. There is one variety of pistachios in Greece that grows on the island of Aegina in Greece, named kilarati, which is considered the best variety in the world. The first pistachio tree in Greece made its appearance in Aegina in the late years of the 19th centuries and has been a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product since 1996.
 
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The island’s dry climate, it’s poor soil composition and the proximity to the sea, give pistachios trees excellent conditions to flourish and to produce pistachio nuts  with extraordinary taste and fine quality. 
Many European countries import large quantities of the Aegina pistachio variety which has boosted the local economy. 
 
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Aegina’s pistachios are widely used in Greek cuisine mainly in desserts such as halva. It can also be cooked as a sweet spoon, if prepared fresh, still with its outer skin on.  You can buy Aegina’s pistachios from Yolenis.com website
 
Tip: If you visit the island in September, after the harvesting, do not miss the Pistachio Festival in Aegina with loads of events and happenings.

2 thoughts on “Aegina pistachios variety is considered the best in the world

  1. Yasser Zaki says:

    I m visiting Aegina island for tourism for 3 days tomorrow
    I need to buy baby pistachio trees for my small domestic garden
    I just need to buy 3 or 4 trees only
    Where can I find it ??
    Thank you
    Dr. YASSER M ZAKI

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