The pistachio seed has been a part of Greek food culture since at least the 2nd Century B.C., and likely much earlier. The English word pistachio is derived from the ancient Greek word pistákion (πιστάκιον).
The ancients credited the origins of the pistachio tree to Arabia and Syria.

Today, the island of Aegina and the region around Megara are the traditional epicentres of pistachio cultivation in Greece; with more recent production also taking place in Phthiotis, Boeotia and the Aegean island of Euboea (Evia).
The pistachios of Aegina are considered the best and have attained preeminence in Greek marketplaces and in popular preference;
 they are referred to as fystiki Aeginis (pronounced: fee-STEE-kee ay-YEE-nees). 
 Greece is the largest producer of pistachios in Europe and the sixth largest exporter of pistachios to the world; the bulk of global pistachio cultivation takes place in Iran.

Sexy ancient Greeks


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Pistachios the aphrodisiac

through the ages. In Greece, the  Middle-East and Asia

Known as common wisdom to all males from the Middle-East and Asia, eating pistachios increases the male potential, is known for increasing the amount and quality of a man's sperm, and erective quality.

The ancient Greeks and Romans knew also of this phenomenon, and included the pistachio in both their daily food and sweets.

It was known in conventional wisdom to protect one's health.Go to Article Source: 

find them on the spot, there is a festival

It is only the Aegina island on Saronic golf, near Athens, where the Pistachios in Greece bloom massively and uniquely , as like being , this land of Aegina, unexplainably blessed. Rememeber, you can take the ferry-boat , and it is only one hour trip from Athens to Aigina. Ferry boats are available multiple times daily, throughout the whole summer season 

Aegina is hosting an annual “Fistiki Festival”.

A four+ days program includes events of cultural, entertaining and educational character, while special emphasis is given to gastronomy.The commercial exhibition, set up along the port of the island, is the core of the celebrations. About 60 kiosks offer local products varying from a great quantity of pistachio and other pistachio nut-based products, as well as local agricultural products, such as Aeginetan cheese and honey, to multiple other traditional goods of Aegina, such as clay objects, kopaneli-laces (hand-woven laces), jewelry and much more.

The program includes art exhibitions, folklore dances, songs, lectures, plays and other performances. At the same time many creative and interesting demonstrations for children are taking place.

The opening ceremony promises surprises for everyone and predisposes the attendants for the quality of the celebration.

Sail to that special island, Aegina .

Aegina (Aígina)37° 44’.60N 23° 25’.50E (WGS84)

Aegina is a bustling little port surrounded by numerous small shops tucked away in narrow back streets with colourful tavernas and cafes along its waterfront. 

For lovers of ancient Greece, a short bus ride takes you to the temple of Aphaia, one of the better preserved Doric temples in Greece. The temple is located on the pine-clad Mesagro hill on the northeast end of the island from which there are stunning views of the Saronic Gulf and the surrounding area.

Aegina provides good shelter except to the south west but should be avoided on Thursday as it is the last port of call for the Kalamaki Marina charterers.

Visit the Greek sailing site 


As such, the pistachios of Aegina travelled the world ...! Today traditional caiques with fruit and vegetables tie up along the quayside and sell their wares directly from the boat.You may find this live,by caiques selling veggies, only  on Aegina .... Elsewhere , you can buy straight from the caiques ,fresh,  the day's fish .. Enjoy your sesnes , stay with us! So Greek to me !

More Pistachios in Your Diet

We recommend besides the elixir, to eat a handful of dry roasted unsalted pistachios daily as a snack. In this way, you not only achieve an increase in your masculine potential, but also are in the process of protecting your heart.

Other dietary suggestions include the addition of pistachio nuts to salads, sprinkled on low-fat cottage cheese, and eaten together with grapes when they are in season.

From time to time, even far away from Greece, you are most likely to find available in your location,  many Turkish and Middle-Eastern pasty based on the inclusion of pistachio nuts. Even with the sugar, the positive effect on cholesterol is achieved.Keep the sense of Greece, and enjoy the taste and nutritional treasure

Consume straight , as fresh elixir.!..

Remember the yoghurt

Stay Greek to me ! 

For your senses only ....

The Unique Pistachio from Aegina

  • Old Testament in Genesis 43:11. 
So their father, Jacob, finally said to them, "If it can't be avoided, then at least do this. Pack your bags with the best products of this land. Take them down to the man as gifts--balm, honey, gum, aromatic resin, pistachio nuts, and almonds".

  • Muslim legend holds that Adam brought the pistachio nut on Earth

Smile, Pistachio !

  • Pistachios are joyful, happy and lucky 

  • In China people refer to them as "happy nuts" while

  • In Iran they are known as "smiling nuts." 

  • Middle Easterners call the pistachio the "smiling pistachio." 

  • In these countries, if you hear the pistachios shells opening on a tree while you are resting beneath it, it is considered good luck. 

Primarily, sexy

The Elixir of Life

To make this life-saving and sexually enhancing elixis, you will need to start with unsalted dry roasted pistachios, about one cup full (and de-shelled) added to an equal amount of natural organic honey.

Buy only the highest quality organic honey. Mix the pistachios and honey together, then put the mixture into a glass jar, filled to the brim and capped tightly.

Now expose the jar to the sun for one week. Naturally the best time to make this mixture is during the summer months. The elixir is ready after one week.

Each morning eat two tablespoons of the elixir with some organic yogurt. Be ready to see your erections react in a very positive and dramatic way..See more Article Source: 

the straight science behind the elixir

Pistachio Nuts for Erectile Dysfunction

Men eating 3 to 4 handfuls of pistachios a day for just 3 weeks experienced both significant improvement in blood flow through the penis and significantly firmer erections. This is not surprising. Remember how antioxidant-rich foods have a Viagra-like effect of boosting nitric oxide production? (The Power of NO) And remember how the citruline in watermelons helped with erection firmness by boosting arginine, (Watermelon as Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction), which is what our body makes nitric oxide out of? Well, pistachios have a bunch of antioxidants and arginine, which may help explain the improvement in blood flow. More by Care2:

 For lovers' unforgettable nights, try this 
Chilli-Ginger Watermelon granita with Pistachio

Chili-Ginger Granita with Watermelon and Pistachio. And the fever goes up...Find the How-to

slimming by satisfying! 

The Pistachio Principle

How many nuts should I eat?

Dietitians recommend a daily portion of 28g, which is about 49 nuts. They contain about 160 calories. Pistachios thus contain fewer calories than many other nuts.

5 Tips and tricks for losing weight

1. Buy pistachios in their shell:  If you split open the nuts yourself, you automatically eat more slowly and more deliberately. 

2. Replace sweets and namkeens with healthy yet satisfying snacks such as pistachios and dried fruit. 

3. Eat off small plates and drink from tall, slim glasses. ( ask for the meze' in Greece)

4. Do light exercise daily and some form of sport at least once a week. ( just walk or swim in Greece)

5. Avoid instant meals and eat freshly cooked food instead (Greek cooking ideal)

The Pistachio Principle
The shells of pistachios have a special benefit – they may slow down consumption.

According to James Painter, PhD, RD, Chair of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University in the United States, the “Pistachio Principle” is caloric reduction without calorie restriction. Two studies that found that individuals could reduce their overall calorie consumption without consciously restricting their diets.

Pistachios are satisfying

In his first study, individuals self-selected either in-shell or shelled pistachios. Because the shells act as a natural barrier, taking longer to remove, the in-shell group consumed 41% less than the shelled nut group. And yet they reported feeling equally as satisfied as the group consuming more.

Pistachio Shell Offers Visual Cue

In Dr. Painter’s second study, in-shell pistachios were consumed over an 8-hour shift. On the first day the empty shells were left on the desks as a visual “reminder” of consumption and on the second day the shells were removed. Results showed that when the shells were left on the desk as a visual cue subjects consumed 23% fewer calories.

Interestingly, despite the reduction in calories, they reported feeling equally as satisfied as the control group that consumed more calories. By the Pistachiohealth

Plain as the earth 

  • 5 ounces baby spinach
  • ½ cup pistachios (roasted and salted)
  • ½ cup dried cherries
  • Mustard Orange Dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon orange juice, fresh squeezed
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
and serve
Spinach Salad with Pistachios print
Find these ingredients fresh from the market in Greece, or from the veggie shop nearby you , wherever you find yourself in Greece. If you are already far away, keep in touch, and share the greek2m hype. Stay with us !

Anyway, healthy

The  Pennsylvania State University

In a recent study conducted at the Pennsylvania State University, it was discovered that eating pistachio nuts daily (combined also with a wholesome and low fat diet, resulted in a greatly reduced (bad, or LDL cholesterol) cholesterol level. This means with a lower bad cholesterol level, the arteries remain open and the heart operating properly.

Quoting the lead researcher, Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, "Our study has shown that pistachios, eaten with a healthy heart diet, may decrease a person's cardiovascular disease risk profile."She went on to say that, "Pistachios are rich in an antioxidant called lutein, usually found in green leafy vegetables and brightly colored fruit.

Present at higher levels in the pistachio than other nuts, lutein helps prevent cholesterol from clogging up arteries"

Even more interesting was the fact the more pistachios the study volunteers ate, the better their test results. GO TO Article Source

boosting  your heart

 Pistachios also contain l-arginine, which can make the lining of your arteries more flexible and make it less likely you will develop blood clots that could cause a heart attack, and vitamin E, which makes it less likely your arteries will become clogged with plaque, notes

Aegina’s pistachio is a P.D.O (Protected Designation of Origin) product.

It is rich in proteins (26,5% to 28,4%),

 oils (52,1% to 53,8%),

sugar ( 5,3% to 6,5%)


and its nutritional value per  100 gr is: 

protein:12 gr, 


fat 29 gr, 

carbohydrates: 8 gr,

 fiber: 2 gr.

Heart Health Study participants who consumed a low-calorie diet with either 10 percent of their total calories or 20 percent of their total calories in the form of pistachios for four weeks lowered their cholesterol more than participants who followed the Step 1 diet for lowering cholesterol, according to a study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" in September 2008. 

Tempting, irresistibly !

Nougat de Montélimar with Pistachios, Sliced Almonds and Cranberries Covered in Dark Chocolate  ( TRY THEM GUILT-FREE)  You may not find them exactly as such, but you never know. In Greece, and especially while on Aigine, and also all aover Greece, during "panigiria" local markets that take place on feasts, most of the time religious ones, ask for the nougatinas. You can be veery lucky, let that taste make your day. Forget the sugar calories, stick to the euphoric function of this special nutritional value!!! 

Art de la table, since long

Just nearby, on a different piece of earth, and BACK IN TIME, the pistachio Art de la table, extra specialised by the Sicilians... 

Pistachios on a completely different ground than Greece's temperate climate and fertile land

If you are a reader you might certainly be  familiar with Tomasi di Lampedusa, author of one of the most famous masterpieces of Italian literature, “Il Gattopardo”, The Leopard (1958), set in the Sicily of the 19th Century. In 1963 Luchino Visconti directed the movie inspired by it: here – in one of the many parties in magnificent palaces – you can see a long table with pistachios on it.

Back to today’s Sicily, it can certainly be said that the cultivation of pistachios in Bronte is heroic: the territory where pistachio grows, in fact, it’s called “sciara”, from the Arabic term indicating “sterile, untamed, infertile ground”.

Contrary to the sunny Aegena island weather, which is on the South of Greece, in Sicily  pistachio grows between lava and stones , on an impervious ground that has a very restricted space where it is almost impossible to cultivate any other species.

from the excellent article of Sicilian pistachios Bronte pistachios, by the Swide

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