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Turkish Pistaschio Nuts

jwi3788 Jul 2, 2013 08:44 AM

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

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    burgeoningfoodie Jul 2, 2013 12:03 PM

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

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    1. re: burgeoningfoodie
      walras Jul 2, 2013 12:29 PM

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

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        jwi3788 Jul 2, 2013 12:45 PM

        Thank you, I will check these out.

      2. re: burgeoningfoodie
        jwi3788 Jul 2, 2013 12:41 PM

        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.

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        burgeoningfoodie Jul 2, 2013 12:05 PM

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

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          dbird Jul 3, 2013 09:38 PM

          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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            jwi3788 Jul 4, 2013 03:17 AM

            Thank you

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            TerryG Jul 3, 2013 10:28 PM

            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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              jwi3788 Jul 4, 2013 03:15 AM


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              Remsleep Jul 15, 2013 11:45 AM

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

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                jwi3788 Jul 15, 2013 05:37 PM

                No I haven't, thanks I will.

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