Pine nuts are the edible seeds of pine trees. They are small, soft and creamy in texture. They are also known as pinon, pinolos, and pignole. They are a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid which helps to lower LDL or ‘bad cholesterol’ and increase ‘good cholesterol’ or HDL. They are high in vitamin E and B complex vitamins and a range of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc.
Enjoy Pine Nuts with a summer salad or a warm pasta they compliment many dishes even try on your toast!