The main nuts grown on the island are almonds, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts and peanuts, which are eaten raw, roasted and salted. They are also used to make the nut brittle Pastelaki, along with nut-filled pastries such as Kataifi and Baklava, as well as many other sweets and desserts. A traditional cordial, Soumada, is made with almonds.

You can find a large selection of packaged Cypriot nuts in supermarkets, either alone or in a variety of mixes that can also include locally produced dried fruits. They make a great gift or souvenir to take back home!

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