Snacks from Türkiye

Türkiye is an agricultural country with fertile lands and is renowned for its high-quality dried fruits and nuts. With experience that goes back over a 100 years in exporting these dried fruits, it is now exporting them to 150 countries.

Dried fruits and nuts like almond, walnuts, hazelnut, pistachio, chickpeas, dried apricots, dried fig, raisins,  are consumed as a major raw material in the bakery and confectionery industries, as an ingredient in dried fruit and nut mixes and as snacks. Türkiye is internationally renowned for its high quality products. With respect to production and export shares of dried fruits and nuts, our country is one of the most important supplier in the world. The demand for organic dried fruits is significant and the number of organic farmers is increasing by the years.
Recuperative Pistachio

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.