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Turkish Pistaschio Nuts

Does any know a physical location where Turkish Pistaschio Nuts can be purchased in the Triangle area of NC?

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  1. In what way does a turkish pistachio differ from any other pistachio?

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    1. re: burgeoningfoodie

      They are smaller and more intensely flavored than California/Arizona pistachios. Southern Season carries them, as does my local Harris Teeter on occasion.

      1. re: walras

        Thank you, I will check these out.

      2. re: burgeoningfoodie

        Turkish pistachios are smaller and less open than the California variety; they have darker shells but feature a richer and more distinctive taste. In my opinion the Turkish variety taste better, and Thanks I tried Neomonde's before and they do not carry them.

      3. I know that some lebanese places like Neomonde carry pistachios but I could not tell you whether they are turkish or iranian.

        1. Al Baraka has them sometimes. Otherwise you can purchase from Kalustyan's. Anteps have become scarcer and more expensive over the past few years. Not surprising.

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          1. There is a Turkish grocery -- Harmony Mediterranean on Cary Towne Blvd. It's in the strip with Ollie's. They have lots of Turkish foods. I don't remember pistachios but they might have them.

            One thing they offer that is very good are sesame rings -- but only on Saturday mornings. You see them all over Turkey and these are freshly baked and authentic. But get there early because they tend to sell out.

            Hope that's still the case, Since the Galaxy closed, I don't get there too often. As I remember they also had some delicious feta cheese and other Turkish delicacies.

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            1. Have you tried Mediterranean Deli or Jahan Market in CH? They carry quite a number of Turkish products.

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