Archaeological evidences have proved that it was a common food even from 6750 BC, as it constituted a basic nutrition staple for Greek ancestors. They already knew its high nutrition value that included even in small amounts. Nowadays, the experts have characterized pistachio as a super food because of the benefits it can give to ourselves! It has also anti – aging action and it protects from heart diseases! So, its production and its value are thriving rate of progress.
This agricultural miracle cultivates in Megara, a city almost in the middle of Athens and Korinthos and it contributes to the increase of tourism and the local economy as well. Local agronomist and pistachio producers highlight the advantages of its cultivation which mostly demands on Mediterranean special climate! It consists of dry hot summers with mild winters and moderate levels of rainfalls. Also they claimed that their secret recipe based on their love for the product.
The unique green color, the one-of –the- kind taste and the various ways that pistachio could be edible makes it extremely beloved. Enjoy the Megarian pistachio as a snack, either fresh or roasted and salty usually combined with several drinks or as a basic ingredient in many traditional sweet and salty recipes as baklavas, galaktompoyreko, halvas, chocolate, butter and numerous cold cuts as mortadella respectively. Do not forget to taste the most perfect homemade pistachio ice cream!