The pistachio is the ultimate snack and the perfect complement to desserts like baklava. It is very rich in its nutritional value. Pistachio quality is generally checked according to the high oil content and the ratio of crust. When these features are seen higher quality than others, which grows pistachios in Türkiye.
Majority of pistachios exported from Türkiye are Gaziantep type pistachios. Siirt pistachios, which is an another type, production is much less than Gaziantep type pistachios. Prized for its flavor and bright green color, it is also rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. They are hulled during the course of season whenever is needed and only Siirt type pistachios are hulled right after harvesting. The main differences between Gaziantep and Siirt pistachios are their fat rate and size. Gaziantep type pistachios are smaller despite high fat content. On the contrary, Siirt pistachios are larger in size, however contain less fat ratio. With these quality pistachios, Türkiye is the world’s third-largest pistachio producer and exports to 99 countries.