Get to know our pistachios
Where do they come from?
Our pistachios are high-quality, delicious, crunchy and come from very select plantations in Gaziantep, Turkey. Pistachio nut trees in Gaziantep flourish because of the ideal climate and excellent condition of Mesopotamian soil.
Fruits of Antep
Pistachios are not true botanical nuts. In fact, they’re the edible seed of the pistachio tree fruit. However, like many other seeds, they’re still considered a nut for culinary purposes, as well as a tree nut among those with allergies.
World's oldest nut
Their beautiful colour, woody aroma and earthy flavour make them a very special snack.
Small machetes otherwise known as bolos are used to crack open the hardy shell of the pili nut. A Bicolano shell expert does this over a wooden board purely by using hands sense, precision, controlled strength and speed.
Contains most copper out of all nuts , Very High in Vitamin B6 & Phosphorus. Pistachios are one of the world's oldest nuts, being grown in the Middle East for thousands of years.
1. Contains most copper out of all nuts
2. Very High in Vitamin B6
3. Immune Boosting
4. Helps to Fight Stress
5. Low GI
6. Keto Friendly
7. Good for Your Skin and Hair
8. Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-Gmo
9. High in Phosphorus
Activated nuts are much more healthy, nutritious and lighter on your digestive system!
Activating nuts involves soaking them in water (with sea salt) for 8 hours (or up to 24 hours) and dehydrating below 46 °C for a further 12-24 hours until dry and crispy. Pili nuts are essentially the seeds of a Pili tree. When you soak the seeds in water it activates the germination or sprouting process. The raw nut in its dormant form becomes activated with enough 'life force' to be able to grow into a tree under the right conditions.Raw nuts and seeds are living foods that just need a little push to make their incredible nutrition available.
What does activation do?
Neutralises Phytic Acid
Nuts and seeds contain phytic acid.Phytic acid binds to important minerals found in pili nuts such as zinc, iron, magnesium, calcium and manganese in the digestive tract, making them unavailable. When we consume foods with phytic acid, our ability to absorb the full benefits of these minerals is compromised.
De-Activated Enzyme Inhibitors
Nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors that prevent the seed from sprouting prematurely while waiting for the perfect conditions (warmth and moisture) to germinate. These enzyme inhibitors force the human digestive system to workmuch harder and cancause discomfort and bloating.
Releases Toxic Substances
Nature’s defence mechanism for nuts includes toxic substances (found for example as a bitter aftertaste) that can be naturally removed by soaking. These toxic substances include enzyme inhibitors, phytic acid, tannis and goitrogens. Soaking nutswill also encourage the production of