Get to know our pistachios
Where do they come from?
Our pistachio butters are made with 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.
World's oldest nut
The pistachio has a long and interesting history. Native to the Middle East, pistachios are one of the oldest flowering nut trees. Recent archeological evidence in Turkey suggests that humans were enjoying them as early as 7,000 B.C. Flourishing in hot climates, pistachios spread from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, quickly becoming a treasured delicacy among royalty, travelers and common folk alike.
Soil of Antep
The fertile soil of Gaziantep in northern Mesopotamia is where the history of humanity began! Dating thousands of years back the Gaziantep area is the primary growing region for the Antep Pistachio. It has an extremely fertile soil and arid climate. Many connoisseurs consider pistachios growing in this area to be one of the finest and best tasting nut in the world.
Pistachios contain the 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. Improves Reproductive Vitality
7. Good for Your Skin and Hair
8. Vegan, Gluten Free, Non-Gmo
9. High in Phosphorus
10. Natural Aphrodisiac
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. When you soak the nuts or 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 pistachio nuts such as copper, vitamin B6, thiamine, phosphorus 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