Pine nuts are the small, fancy and delicate seed harvested from a pine cone. One of the more expensive nuts due to the labour intensive harvesting process it requires to clean and extract the seed from the cone. The sweet, buttery aroma of toasted pine nuts makes for some delicious and savoury recipes. Some of the health benefits of pine nuts include; rich in protein and magnesium, assists metabolism and weight-loss, strengthens bones and improve eye sight. It's also a great energy/libido booster because they are rich in zinc.
Country of Origin: China/Korea
Allergen: Tree nut allergy and may contain traces of peanut
Pine nuts can be consumed in its raw form or toasted to give it that rich nut aroma. They can also be soaked in water for a few minutes to bring out a creamy flavour. Often sprinkled in cakes, desserts, yogurt, salad or to make cookies and biscuits.