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The new pistachio products from Pistacyl triumph at Salón Gourmets

The new pistachio products from Pistacyl triumph at Salón Gourmets 1600 1200 Grupo Pistacyl

Grupo Pistacyl’s new products made from its natural pistachio got a great reception at the 37th edition of Salón Gourmets, held from April 22 to 25 at IFEMA, in Madrid.

The company from Valladolid presented its new launches at this event: ground pistachio “Tierra de pistachio”, pistachio granules “Granella de pistachio” and “Pistachio and chocolate cream”, which have joined the “Pistacyl Pistachio Paste”, which the company also announced with great success in the previous edition.

All of these products are made from natural, unroasted pistachios and have no preservatives, coloring, oil or added sugar that alter their natural qualities and nutritional properties.

Pistachio pasta, granella and ground are ideal for making sauces and pasta, meat and fish dishes.

Like pistachio and chocolate cream, they also have a great application in the preparation of pastry and confectionery products, as the master pastry chef Lázaro Sanabria, from the Castilviejo Pastry Shop in Medina de Rioseco, was in charge of demonstrating during the fair.

In addition, the Pistacyl pistachio was present in two showcooking events held during the event.

On April 22, in the Gastro Space of the Tierra de Sabor stand, the chef with a Michelin Star Juanjo Losada, from the Pablo Restaurant (León), presented 7 preparations with different products belonging to this brand, among them the “False noodle and Pistacyl pistachio”.

In addition, on April 24, Inés Hernández, from the El Bombón bakery in Valladolid, winner of the I Dulcería Contest for her dessert “Merceditas”, held a demonstration and tasting of her winning creation, which also has Pistacyl pistachio as one of its main ingredients.

Along with these new releases, Grupo Pistacyl also presented the latest vintage of its Desacato wine at Salón Gourmets 2024, which it makes with 100% Verdejo grapes under the Rueda Denomination of Origin.

Grupo Pistacyl, at the 37th edition of Salón Gourmets

Grupo Pistacyl, at the 37th edition of Salón Gourmets 1080 1080 Grupo Pistacyl

Grupo Pistacyl will once again be present at Salón Gourmets, the main Quality Food and Beverage Fair, whose 37th edition will be held from April 22 to 25 at IFEMA.

The company from Valladolid will attend the event with Tierra de Sabor and will participate with stand 4F23-68 in Hall 4 of the Madrid fairgrounds, where it will present all its products.

In addition to its natural pistachio and the “Pistacyl Pistachio Paste” that it presented at the last edition of Salón Gourmets with great success, Grupo Pistacyl will bring to the fair this year its latest developments also made from the pistachio it produces: the “Natural ground pistachio”, the “Natural pistachio granella” and the “Pistachio and chocolate cream”.

Pistachio “granella” and the ground pistachio are ideal for preparing cakes and desserts in general, and also for preparing sauces and pasta, meat and fish dishes.

For its part, the pistachio and chocolate cream is aimed at direct consumption as a snack and also for the preparation of pastry products.

All of them are made from natural, unroasted pistachios and do not have any type of preservative, coloring, oil or added sugar that alters their natural qualities and nutritional properties.

Along with all these products, Grupo Pistacyl is also going to present the latest vintage of its Desacato wine at Salón Gourmets 2024, which it makes with 100% Verdejo grapes under the Rueda Denomination of Origin.

French cooperative members visit pistachio plantations to learn about the Pistacyl cultivation system

French cooperative members visit pistachio plantations to learn about the Pistacyl cultivation system 2560 1920 Grupo Pistacyl

About twenty members of the French cooperative Cavac, one of the main agricultural groups in western France, visited the Pistacyl pistachio plantations on March 20th to learn first-hand about their cultivation method and the pistachio production process.

The cooperative members traveled to the Valladolid town of Moraleja de las Panaderas, where they visited one of the plots that the company has, with more than 5,000 pistachio trees.

The president of Grupo Pistacyl, Alfredo Pérez, was in charge of explaining to the visitors all the details about this crop, as well as the results of the different research projects that the company has been developing since its origins to obtain a high-quality pistachio.

The tour concluded with a pistachio tasting accompanied by Desacato wine that Grupo Pistacyl makes from Verdejo grapes from the Rueda Denomination of Origin.

The visit was part of a mission organized by Cavac to learn about the good practices of their colleagues in Castile and Leon. Specifically, 18 producers and managers of the rabbit sector participated in the visit, who also visited the facilities of Grupo Hermi, the largest producer of rabbit meat in Spain, in La Cistérniga (Valladolid).

Rabbit farming is one of the activities carried out by the Cavac group, which also includes pig and cattle farming, the production of legumes and other types of vegetable crops, the distribution of its products through a network of its own stores and agri-food processing.  It is made up of 4,730 agricultural holdings and also has 1,718 employees.

“Ground” and “grain” natural pistachio: Grupo Pistacyl presents its new products in the United Arab Emirates

“Ground” and “grain” natural pistachio: Grupo Pistacyl presents its new products in the United Arab Emirates 1280 960 Grupo Pistacyl

Grupo Pistacyl, the largest pistachio producer in Castile and Leon, has taken another step in its commitment to innovation with the launch of three new products derived from this nut.

Thus, to the “Pistacyl Pistachio Paste”, the first made from this natural dried fruit, there are now three new formats that are also an innovation in the market: the “Natural Ground Pistachio”, the ”natural pistachio grain” and the “Pistachio and chocolate cream” without added sugar.

All of these products are made from 100% natural and unroasted pistachios, which avoids subjecting them to high temperatures that deteriorate the mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids of this nut. In addition, they do not have any type of preservative, coloring, oil or added sugar.

Likewise, its production process is carried out by crushing and grinding the shelled pistachio in several phases so that it does not suffer temperature changes that alter its natural qualities, flavor and nutritional properties.

Both the “grain” and the “ground” pistachio are ideal for the preparation of cakes and desserts in general, and also for the preparation of sauces and pasta, meat and fish dishes.

For its part, the pistachio and chocolate cream contains 56% natural pistachio and has no added sugars. It is aimed at direct consumption as a snack and also for the preparation of pastry products.

Grupo Pistacyl will begin the marketing of these products in March, which it presented to importers, professionals in the sector and potential business partners from the United Arab Emirates with whom they held meetings in Dubai from February 14 to 17.

These meetings were part of the mission organized by the European F2F Health Matters project to increase the internationalization of the food sector in the Arab market and, specifically, boost the presence of food SMEs in the United Arab Emirates.

Grupo Pistacyl is one of the three Spanish companies selected to participate in this initiative, with which it has had the opportunity to make important commercial chains in the country known about the qualities of the pistachio grown in Castile and Leon and the different products it produces from that dried fruit.

Along with the company from Valladolid, two other Spanish companies and several SMEs from Belgium, France, Slovakia and Portugal also participated in the project.

The participation of Grupo Pistacyl in this commercial action in the United Arab Emirates is part of its internationalization plan aimed at increasing the presence of its products in foreign markets, with the aim of exporting 50 percent of its pistachio production, mainly to Europe.

With this objective, the company has intensified its participation in some of the most prestigious international events in the field of agri-food and wine, such as Barcelona Wine Week (BWW), held from February 5 to 7, Wine Paris & VinExpo, which was held from 12 to 14 of February in the French capital, and Prowein 2024, which will be held from March 10 to 12 in the German town of Düsseldorf, where it will present its Desacato wine, which it makes with 100% Verdejo grapes under the Denomination of Origin Rueda.

Grupo Pistacyl strengthens its commitment to foreign markets with participation in prominent international events

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Grupo Pistacyl has begun 2024 by redoubling its commitment to foreign markets to increase the export of its products, through its presence at some of the most prestigious international events in the field of agri-food and wine.

Thus, in the coming weeks, the company from Valladolid will begin its participation in prominent fairs in the sector, such as the fourth edition of Barcelona Wine Week (BWW), which will be held from February 5 to 7, 2024 at the Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc venue.

Grupo Pistacyl will be present at stand 308 located in pavilion 8 of the Fira, where it will present to the more than 20,000 professional visitors who are expected to attend the event the qualities of its Desacato wine, which is made with 100% Verdejo grapes, under the Rueda Denomination of Origin.

A week later, Grupo Pistacyl will once again present its Desacato wine to foreign professionals who are going to visit the Wine Paris & Vinexpo fair, the prestigious wine event that will be held in the French capital from February 12 to 14.

The 2024 edition will have the participation of more than 3,500 exhibitors, large international brands and also small winegrowers such as Grupo Pistacyl, which will be present at stand D040 in pavilion 5.1 of the event.

The international promotion of Desacato wine will continue in March at Prowein 2024, one of the most important wine and alcoholic beverage fairs in the world that is held from the 12th to the 14th of that month in the German town of Düsseldorf.

From stand G80 located in pavilion 11 of the fairgrounds, Grupo Pistacyl will show professional visitors the characteristics of its Desacato wine, whose quality has already been recognized with a Silver Medal at the Concours Mondial Bruxelles held in May 2022.

Grupo Pistacyl will also have the opportunity to present the qualities of the pistachio it produces to potential business partners in the United Arab Emirates, during the trade mission that will take place between February 12 and 18 in that Arab state.

The company from Valladolid is one of the three Spanish companies that were selected to participate in the European F2F Health Matters project, aimed at increasing the internationalization of the food sector in the Arab market.

One of the actions of this project is this commercial mission to the United Arab Emirates, in which Grupo Pistacyl will inform importers and professionals in the sector about the properties of its pistachio and other products it makes from that nut, such as its natural pistachio paste.

In 2022, the Pistacyl Group began exporting pistachios to Ireland, France, Portugal and Italy and since then it has established commercial contacts to sell its pistachios in other foreign markets such as Japan, the United States, India and South America. Its forecast is to export 50 percent of its production, mainly to Europe.

For its part, Desacato is present in different hospitality establishments, supermarkets and stores in Andalusia, Cantabria, Castile and Leon, Huesca, Catalonia and Madrid, as well as in the French market and its objective is to expand its presence in new foreign markets.

Grupo Pistacyl, supporting the “Pucela Origin” initiative of Real Valladolid

Grupo Pistacyl, supporting the “Pucela Origin” initiative of Real Valladolid 2014 1249 Grupo Pistacyl

Grupo Pistacyl is part of “Pucela Origin”, an initiative promoted by the Real Valladolid Football Club to publicize everything that is produced, created and generated in Valladolid and Castile and Leon.

This project combines the passion for football with talent and the best gastronomy represented by local food producers such as cheese, wine and, in our case, pistachio.

The initiative also allows us to share values such as commitment and roots to our land that are part of Grupo Pistacyl and also involve large companies such as Alma Carraovejas, Leche Gaza, Dulces Galicia, La Jamonería de Carmen, Olibher and Quesos Campoveja, whose products, like our pistachio, will be present in the Real Valladolid box at each match.

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Grupo Pistacyl, selected to participate in a European project to promote the internationalization of the food sector in the Arab market

Grupo Pistacyl, selected to participate in a European project to promote the internationalization of the food sector in the Arab market 810 810 Grupo Pistacyl

Grupo Pistacyl, the largest pistachio producer in Castile and Leon, is one of the three Spanish companies selected to participate in a European project aimed at increasing the internationalization of the food sector in the Arab market.

Specifically, Grupo Pistacyl is a beneficiary, along with the Galician companies Cabomar and El Nogal, of aid from the European F2F Health Matters project, which seeks to promote the presence of companies in the food sector in the United Arab Emirates.

Thanks to this initiative, Grupo Pistacyl will have the opportunity to travel from February 12 to 18, 2024 to the United Arab Emirates to meet with potential business partners and publicize the qualities of its pistachio and other products it makes from that dry fruit, as is natural pistachio paste.

To this end, the company from Valladolid has been a beneficiary of 2,000 euros “Travel Aid” for travel and stay expenses derived from its participation in this commercial mission, in which the other two Spanish companies will also take part along with other SMEs from from Belgium, France, Slovakia and Portugal.

In addition to this aid for travel expenses, F2F Health Matters provides checks for the contracting of personalized commercial prospecting consulting services on the Arab market.

It also offers all eligible SMEs the opportunity to attend the online training and preparation program for access to this market, “Elite Programme”, which will be taught from November to February. The objective of all this is to provide comprehensive support to facilitate the access of food and beverage SMEs to foreign markets.

The European F2F (Farm to Fork) Health Matters project is an internationalization accelerator for innovative agri-food SMEs, promoted by an alliance of five European clusters: Wagralim (Belgium), Clusaga (Spain), BioEconomy Cluster (Slovakia), InovCluster (Portugal) and Valorial (France).

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King Felipe, a real inspiration for Pistacyl’s commitment to natural pistachio

King Felipe, a real inspiration for Pistacyl’s commitment to natural pistachio 1920 2560 Grupo Pistacyl

King Felipe has played an important role in Pistacyl’s commitment to the commercialization of natural pistachio, as revealed by the president of Grupo Pistacyl, Alfredo Pérez, in a recent interview on the RNE program Ahora Campo.

Although from its origins Pistacyl had always believed in the importance of differentiating itself in the market by promoting the healthy characteristics of this dried fruit, it was in a meeting with Sir Felipe when that idea became a firm commitment.

On October 24, 2011, the Family Business Institute held its XIV National Family Business Congress in Valladolid, which was inaugurated by the then Prince of Asturias.

It was attended by Alfredo Pérez, who was introduced to Don Felipe by his good friend Eduardo Estévez, director of the Family Business of Castilla y León.

They both had a pleasant conversation about pistachio in which, after commenting on how much he liked this dried fruit, Don Felipe told him: ‘Alfredo, you have to try to take advantage of the healthy properties of pistachio, don’t ruin it,’ recommending that they try to certify some of the excellent healthy properties that this food has.

Although they already had the idea of enhancing the natural qualities of this food, Alfredo Pérez picked up Don Felipe’s royal advice “which was a start to betting much more on the healthy type of pistachio and starting to work with it naturally.”

After several years of exciting work and several R&D projects with research centers in Castilla y León and the University of Valladolid, in 2020 Pistacyl was accredited as the first Tierra de Sabor product with the “Healthy Flavor” rating with its Natural pistachio, without roasting or salting, and of excellent quality.

As a thank you for his advice, Pistacyl sent Don Felipe a box with samples of his first containers of natural pistachio, “the fruit of that conversation and so many years of work.”

Shortly after, Alfredo Pérez received a letter from the Zarzuela Palace in which the head of the Royal Household, Jaime Alfonsín, thanked in the name of the King for this detail and congratulated Pistacyl for obtaining the certification, wishing the company good luck in the project.

Currently, the natural pistachio continues to be the main protagonist of Pistacyl’s activity, which markets it inshell, shelled or in paste form, but always in its natural state, without any type of roasting, salting, sugar or any other additive, which allows it to preserve all its flavor and nutritional properties.

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Pistacyl pistachios, protagonists in an art exhibition in The Netherlands

Pistacyl pistachios, protagonists in an art exhibition in The Netherlands 2560 1707 Grupo Pistacyl

The pistachio from Castile and Leon produced by the Pistacyl company was the protagonist in an exhibition held this summer in the Dutch city of Amsterdam.

The exhibition was part of Rijksakademie Open Studios 2023, a highly prestigious international event in which 40 international artists showed their works and which was visited by more than 10,000 people.

Tom K Kemp, one of the artists participating in this exhibition, used piles of Pistacyl pistachio shells in his work “Dead Minutes” to visualize the scale and accumulation of time and people.

The shells provided by Pistacyl appeared in different areas of the exhibition space and could also be seen in the film that was also part of this work by Tom K Kemp.

The Pistacyl pistachio will return to the exhibition halls next April again thanks to Tom K Kemp, who will exhibit another version of his project “Dead Minutes” at the STRP Festival in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and in which he will use again the shells of this dried fruit.

Artist, filmmaker and writer, Tom K Kemp uses role-playing game design in his works to tell collaborative ghost stories about the relationships between complexity and the humans who constitute it.

His work has been exhibited at La Casa Encendida (Madrid), at the EYE Filmmuseum and at the Veem House in Amsterdam (Holland), at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg (Germany) and at the Biennale Internationale Design in Saint-Étienne (France).

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Grupo Pistacyl en Premios Agroalimentarios de innovación de la marca

Pistacyl, Valladolid Food Innovation Award 2023

Pistacyl, Valladolid Food Innovation Award 2023 2016 1512 Grupo Pistacyl

The Pistacyl company, the main pistachio producer in Castile and Leon that is part of Grupo Pistacyl, has been awarded the 2023 Innovation Award in the second edition of the Agri-Food Innovation Awards of the “Alimentos de Valladolid. To everyone’s liking” brand convened by the Valladolid Provincial Council.

This award is a new recognition of Pistacyl’s firm commitment to innovation and research and which has already been previously endorsed with the Innovative SME Seal of the Ministry of Science and Innovation (2021) and with different distinctions such as the first Rural Business Innovation Award (2017) and the second Award for Innovative Projects for self-employed workers and rural SMEs in the province of Valladolid (2021).

The award was presented to the president of Grupo Pistacyl, Alfredo Pérez, by the president of the Provincial Council of Valladolid, Cornado Íscar, in an event held on September 28 at Espacio La Granja in the capital of Valladolid.

After collecting the award, Alfredo Pérez expressed his gratitude for this award, which he said is the result of the work of the entire Pistacyl team and also of the ProcerealTech Research Group of the University of Valladolid, which collaborates with the company in the development of different Projects.

In his speech, and quoting the words of King Felipe, the president of Grupo Pistacyl stated that without innovation there is no progress or social well-being and encouraged the companies that are part of the Alimentos de Valladolid brand to bet on innovation.

Since its beginning in 2008, Pistacyl has been promoting different research projects aimed at obtaining a unique pistachio due to its size, aroma, color and flavor, and at developing new products derived from this nut that stand out for their qualities and characteristics.

To this end, it has developed 7 research projects with prestigious organizations such as the CDTI, ITACYL or the University of Valladolid that have allowed it to achieve excellent results both in the cultivation method and in improving the quality of the product.

The company is also investigating the production of new products from its crops, such as partially defatted natural pistachio flour, the first to be produced with these characteristics, and pistachio oil, obtained after a cold pressing process of the natural pistachio kernel.

These products, which are in the development phase, are part of the Pistachio Foods project that Grupo Pistacyl has been carrying out with the ProcerealTech Research Group of the Univerisity of Valladolid to obtain comprehensive use of the natural pistachio it produces, in line with its commitment to sustainable agriculture.

Furthermore, this year, the company began to market natural pistachio paste, the first to be made only with raw pistachio ground in three phases in a stone mill, which prevents it from suffering temperature changes that alter its properties.

Along with innovation, quality and food safety, another priority is the group’s production process, which has been endorsed with the Global G. A.P. certificate. and other accreditations that support their agronomically sustainable and zero-waste production methods.

At the same time, the quality of its products is endorsed by the Food of Valladolid and Tierra de Sabor seals and by the Rueda Denomination of Origin in the case of its Desacato wine, which has already obtained the Silver Medal at the 2022 Brussels World Competition.

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PISTACYL S.L has been a beneficiary of the European Regional Development Fund whose objective is to improve the competitiveness of SMEs and thanks to which it has launched an International Digital Marketing Plan with the aim of improving its online positioning in foreign markets during the 2018. Thanks to this, it has had the support of the XPANDE DIGITAL Program of the Valladolid Chamber of Commerce.

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PISTACYL S.L. ha recibido una ayuda para la ejecución del proyecto de Investigación y Desarrollo, de título “HOMOGENIZACIÓN DE LA PRODUCCIÓN  DE PISTACHO DE CASTILLA Y LEÓN BASADO EN LA CALIBRACIÓN DE AGRICULTURA DE PRECISIÓN” y número de expediente IDI-20200822 , a través del Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI), ayuda cofinanciada por el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) a través del Programa Operativo Plurirregional de España 2014-2020.

El objetivo general del proyecto es continuar con la especialización y aprendizaje en las buena prácticas del cultivo del pistacho, con el fin ser competitivos en el mercado actual por medio de la homogenización de la producción basada en la agricultura de precisión.

Lugar de ejecución: Pozal de Gallinas- Valladolid.
Plazo de ejecución: de marzo de 2020 a diciembre 2022.
Presupuesto de ejecución: 209.826€.
Ayuda parcialmente Reembolsable: 162.824,98€

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“Grupo Pistacyl ha sido beneficiaria del Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional cuyo objetivo es mejorar la competitividad de las Pymes y gracias al cual ha puesto en marcha un Plan de Internacionalización con el objetivo de mejorar su posicionamiento online en mercados exteriores durante el año 2023. Para ello ha contado con el apoyo del Programa XPANDE de la Cámara de Comercio de Valladolid.”
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