Turkish Pistachios (Siirt)
Siirt pistachios have one of the most exotic tantalizing tastes found only in this imported nut. This roasted and salted variety of pistachios offers a stronger, more vivid pistachio flavor. Try a few and you will see for yourself. These are much larger in size than the Antep variety.
A one-ounce serving of pistachios equals 49 nuts – more nuts per serving than any other nut and contains more than 10% of the Daily Value for dietary fiber, vitamin B-6, thiamin, phosphorus and copper.
You can get more dietary fiber from a serving of pistachios than a 1/2 cup of broccoli or spinach.
Pistachios are especially rich in phytosterols, which are directly associated with lowering cholesterol levels, and may offer protection from certain types of cancer.
A serving of pistachios has as much thiamin as a 1/2 cup serving of cooked rice.
The amount of vitamin B-6 in a one-ounce serving of pistachios is comparable to a standard three-ounce serving of pork or chicken.
One serving of pistachios has as much potassium as half a large banana.
Pistachios are a very high quality plant source of protein, providing adequate and balanced amounts of essential amino acids. In addition, pistachios are relatively high in a nonessential amino acid, arginine, which may play a potential role in prevention or reduction of cardiovascular disease.
While pistachios contain fat, the fat is predominantly monounsaturated, similar to that found in olive oil.
Ratings & Reviews
This Turkish Siirt pistachio nut is meatier than the Turkish Antep pistachio but is not as sweet tasting. Why not try a pound of both and judge for yourself. If, and when, these Turkish varieties of pistachio are ever grown in the United States, then there is little chance that the price of these pistachio will ever come down in price. An alternate supplier of this Persian pistachio nut is Iran, and once we reach a trade deal with Iran the price of this variety of pistachio nut will come down in price.Karl, Novi, MI
Love your pistachios!!!William, Chapin, SC
They are much tastier than the California versionJeffrey, Cedar City, UT
Love, love these pistachios.Louise, Menifee, CA
Pistachios, Salt. Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Serving size 30g (~1.1 oz.)
|Amount per serving|
|Calories from Fat||124|
Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.
Approximately 120 pieces per pound.
Country of origin: Turkey