Pistachios

  • Roasted Pistachios (Salted, In Shell) Roasted Pistachios (Salted, In Shell)

    These wonderful, lightly salted Colossal Roasted Pistachios are literally out of this world... or at least the biggest you will find in this world!

    $10.99/lb
  • Turkish Pistachios (Antep) Turkish Pistachios (Antep)

    These are the most popular Turkish pistachios. Antep Turkish Pistachios, the closest to the supreme Iranian variety, are the sweetest pistachios we sell.

    $16.99/lb
  • Roasted Pistachios (Unsalted, In Shell) Roasted Pistachios (Unsalted, In Shell)

    A great treat for pistachio lovers who cannot have any salt.

    $10.99/lb
  • Raw Pistachios (No shell) Raw Pistachios (No shell)

    Naturally raw with no shell California pistachios. For those who like as many nutrients as possible. What a gourmet's treat! You never have to worry about the shells.

    $18.99/lb
  • Organic Pistachios (Raw, No Shell) Organic Pistachios (Raw, No Shell)

    Organic raw California pistachios out of the shell. Certified organic by CCOF.

    $22.99/lb
  • Roasted Pistachios (Unsalted, No Shell) Roasted Pistachios (Unsalted, No Shell)

    Roasted California pistachios, no shell, no salt. What a gourmet treat! You never have to worry about the shells (yes!). Great for baking, salads or on ice cream!

    $19.99/lb
  • Roasted Pistachios (Salted, No Shell) Roasted Pistachios (Salted, No Shell)

    Roasted, no shell, with salt California pistachios. What a gourmet treat!

    $19.99/lb
  • Raw Pistachios (In Shell) Raw Pistachios (In Shell)

    Raw pistachios (in shell) are great as a snack! They are really good for birds too!

    $10.99/lb
  • Roasted Organic Pistachios (Salted, In Shell) Roasted Organic Pistachios (Salted, In Shell)

    Organic pistachios dry roasted and perfectly salted in the shell. Certified organic by CCOF.

    $12.99/lb
  • Turkish Pistachios (Siirt) Turkish Pistachios (Siirt)

    Roasted and salted Turkish Pistachios have some of the most exotic and tantalizing taste found only in this imported nut.

    $16.99/lb
  • Habanero Pistachios Habanero Pistachios

    We searched high and low for the best tasting flavored pistachios that pack the most heat. These habanero pistachios will surely satisfy your heat seeking taste buds!

    $11.99/lb
  • Chili Lemon Pistachios Chili Lemon Pistachios

    We searched high and low for the best tasting flavored pistachios. The spicy heat of chili mixed with the refreshing taste of lemon will really make your taste buds tingle!

    $11.99/lb
  • Organic Pistachios (Raw, In shell) Organic Pistachios (Raw, In shell)

    All natural organic pistachios that are raw and in the shell. Perfect for snacking or even for your birds. Grown without pesticides or chemicals.

    $12.99/lb
  • Honey Pistachio Energy Squares Honey Pistachio Energy Squares

    Honey pistachio energy squares are loaded with real chunks of pistachios, pumpkin seeds, apricots, and then some!

    $4.99
  • Garlic Onion Pistachios Garlic Onion Pistachios

    We searched high and low for the best tasting flavored pistachios. These California pistachios are flavored with real crushed garlic and onion. A great combination of two lip-smacking snacky flavors!

    $11.99/lb
  • Roasted Organic Pistachios (Unsalted, In Shell) Roasted Organic Pistachios (Unsalted, In Shell)

    Organic pistachios dry roasted in the shell. Certified organic by CCOF.

    $12.99/lb
  • Pomegranate and Pistachio Turkish Delight Pomegranate and Pistachio Turkish Delight

    Pomegranate and Pistachio Turkish Delight Candy is one of the most delectable sweets in the world. Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth with its refreshing and exotic pomegranate flavor.

    $6.99
  • Chipotle BBQ Pistachios Chipotle BBQ Pistachios

    Smokey chipotle and sweet barbecue combine to make these unbelievably delicious Chipotle BBQ Pistachios. One taste and we promise you will finish the whole bag in a few minutes!

    $11.99/lb
  • Salt and Pepper Pistachios Salt and Pepper Pistachios

    Perfectly roasted pistachios with a great salt and pepper flavoring.

    $11.99/lb
  • Dry Roasted Pistachios (Unsalted) Dry Roasted Pistachios (Unsalted)

    Perfectly dry roasted pistachios without the shell. We did all the hard work for you. Enjoy these crisp and delicious treats.

    $19.99/lb
  • Pistachio Flour Pistachio Flour

    All natural pistachio flour. Use in baking, cooking, or breads.

    $22.99/lb
  • Red Pistachios Red Pistachios

    Pistachios are an excellent and rich tasting nut that are high in potassium. Everyone will love these red and lightly salted pistachios!

    $12.99/lb
  • Pistachio Nut Paste Pistachio Nut Paste

    Pistachio Nut paste is an all natural sweetened nut paste ideal for fancy and elegant pastries. Pistachio Paste is ideal in cookies, cakes, candies, and breads.

    $9.99
  • Pistachio Turkish Delight Pistachio Turkish Delight

    Pistachio Turkish Delight Candy (Lokum or Loukoum), a genuine Turkish treat is one of the most delectable sweets in the world, discovered by the legendary Hazer Baba.

    $7.49
  • Turkish Pistachios (Antep, Unsalted) Turkish Pistachios (Antep, Unsalted)

    Imported Turkish pistachios roasted in the shell but with no salt.

    $14.99/lb
  • Dry Roasted Pistachios (Salted) Dry Roasted Pistachios (Salted)

    Perfectly salted dry roasted pistachios without the shell. We did all the hard work for you. Enjoy these crisp and delicious treats.

    $19.99/lb
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Pistachios Dark Chocolate Covered Pistachios

    Perfectly roasted pistachio kernels smothered in delicious dark chocolate.

    $15.99/lb
  • Roasted Turkish Pistachios (Salted, No Shell) Roasted Turkish Pistachios (Salted, No Shell)

    Delicious and imported Turkish pistachios roasted and salted out of the shell. We do all of the hard work for you so you can just sit back and enjoy!

    $22.99/lb
  • Pistachio and Cocoa Turkish Delight Pistachio and Cocoa Turkish Delight

    Pistachio and Cocoa Turkish Delight is delectable and a genuine Turkish treat. This cocoa flavored Turkish Delight is filled with pistachios and then is coated with cocoa and flakes of coconut.

    $6.99
  • Burlap Bag of Pistachios Burlap Bag of Pistachios

    Our perfectly roasted and salted California pistachios in an old fashioned burlap bag.

    $34.99
  • Toffee Chocolate Pistachios Toffee Chocolate Pistachios

    Pistachios, encrusted in a toffee shell, and then coated in layers of the finest milk or semi-sweet chocolate.

    $15.99/lb
  • Chocolate Covered Pistachio Turkish Delight Chocolate Covered Pistachio Turkish Delight

    Chocolate Covered Pistachio Turkish Delight Candy (Lokum or Loukoum) is packed with chunks of pistachios and covered in a layer of smooth milk chocolate.

    $5.99
  • Roasted Turkish Pistachios (Unsalted, No Shell) Roasted Turkish Pistachios (Unsalted, No Shell)

    Delicious imported Turkish pistachios roasted to perfection. We do all of the hard work for you and remove the shells!

    $22.99/lb
  • Turkish Pistachios (Raw, No Shell) Turkish Pistachios (Raw, No Shell)

    Delicious raw Antep kernels out of the shell. A great snack and we did all the work removing the shells for you!

    $22.49/lb
  • Burlap Bag of Antep Pistachios Burlap Bag of Antep Pistachios

    Our perfectly roasted and salted imported Turkish Antep pistachios in an old fashioned burlap bag. This makes an adorable gift for any pistachio connoisseur.

    $44.99

From our family to yours, since 1929

Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

“Confession... I bought some supermarket pistachios, and they were horrible.. Big mistake... I promise, I will never stray again, and I hope you nuts can forgive me.”

Karen Ray, Portage, Mi September 19, 2014

Pistachios

Pistachios are seed fruits belonging to the cashew family. It is believed that pistachio seeds were first consumed in the Middle East as far back as 6750 BC. Today, Iran, the United States, and Turkey are the world's leading producers of pistachios. There are a wide range of culinary applications for the pistachio all over the world: from snacks and salad toppings to its use as an ingredient in ice cream and other sweet treats like baklava, Turkish delight, and nougat. Pistachios are enjoyed for their unique nutty taste, excellent nutrient value, and versatility in baking and cooking.

Turkish Pistachios vs. California Pistachios

Turkish pistachios: Turkey is the largest exporter of pistachios into the United States, and ranks third in overall production behind Iran and the U.S. Turkish Antep pistachios are named as such after the city in Turkey where they're produced. Antep pistachios are the most popular variety of Turkish pistachios, and are prized for their delicious savory flavor and delicate hint of sweetness. They are often compared to the supreme Iranian variety, and are used for snacking and making baklava and Turkish delight. Siirt pistachios are grown in the Siirt province of Turkey, and are more rare than Anteps. They have a very distinct pistachio flavor and are larger than Antep pistachios, but smaller than the California variety.

California pistachios: California's warm, dry climate provides ideal growing conditions for pistachios. California pistachios are typically larger with the kernel more exposed, making them easier-to-open than Turkish varieties. Their flavor tends to be milder, lending to a wide variety of uses. In-shell California pistachios are enjoyed for snacking while out-of-shell varieties make a wonderful addition to salads and dishes, or for coating with chocolate. In the 1930's, California pistachios were dyed red to hide stains from harvesting and attract more attention to the bins of pistachios sold in stores.

Pistachios Nutrition

1) A Healthy, Low-Calorie Snack: A one-ounce serving of pistachios contains 49 nuts and about 160 calories per serving. That's more nuts and fewer calories per serving than any other nut. A serving of pistachios contains more than 10% of the Daily Value (DV) for dietary fiber, 20% of the DV for vitamin B6, and 15% of the DV for thiamine. Fiber plays an important role in controlling blood cholesterol and glucose levels, while vitamin B6 and thiamine support the nervous system, brain function, and eye health. Pistachios are also a good source of protein, potassium, copper, and phosphorus.

2) Lower Cholesterol, BMI, and Triglyceride Levels: A 2008 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that participants who replaced either 10 or 20 percent of their daily caloric intake with pistachios reduced their total cholesterol and LDL "bad" cholesterol more than those participants on a reduced fat diet without pistachios. Further, a 2010 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition demonstrated that consuming 240 calories worth of pistachios for 3 months reduced body mass indexes (BMI) and triglyceride levels more than participants who consumed 220 calories in pretzels for that time period.

3) High Levels of Phytosterols: Pistachios are a rich source of phytosterols, plant-based compounds that have been proven effective at lowering blood cholesterol levels. A 2005 study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry examined the phytosterol content among commonly eaten foods, and found that pistachios and sunflower seeds had the highest phytosterol levels among popular nuts and seeds.

4) Amino Acids: Pistachios are a good source of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. In particular, pistachios are rich in L-arginine, which can improve blood flow in clogged arteries and is essential for supporting the body's metabolic processes. Pistachios also contain the amino acids lutein and zeaxanthin, which play an important role in eye health and may slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration.

How are pistachios harvested?

As a desert plant, pistachio trees grow best in hot, dry climates and are harvested between late August and early October. The inner shell is encased in a hull called the epicarp. Signs that the pistachio is ready for harvesting are that the epicarp will separate easily from the inner shell, and it will change in color from reddish yellow to light yellow. The pistachio trees are mechanically shaken and collected in bins, at which point they are transferred to a processing plant. Remaining epicarps are removed from the pistachio shells by a huller and the pistachios are further sorted by size and dried to maintain freshness. This entire process can be completed in less than 24 hours.

We also offer Wholesale Pistachios.