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Pine Nuts SHELLED, 1lb

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Pine Nuts SHELLED, 1lb

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PINE NUTS are processed in a facility that ALSO handles peanuts and tree nuts

Health benefits of Pine Nuts

  • Pine nuts are rich in calories, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals and packed with numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals.
  • The high caloric content of pines comes from their fats. However, the nuts are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid (18:1 undifferentiated fat) that helps to lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increase HDL or "good cholesterol" in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet, which is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, helps to prevent coronary artery disease and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.

  • Pine or cedar nuts contain essential fatty acid (ω-6 fat) pinolenic acid. Recent research has shown its potential use in weight loss by curbing the appetite. Pinolenic acid causes the triggering of hunger suppressant enzymes cholecystokinin and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the gut. In addition, pinolenic acid may have LDL-lowering properties by enhancing hepatic LDL uptake.
  • Like almonds, pines are an excellent source of vitamin E; contain about 9.33 mg per 100 g (about 62% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen free radicals.
  • Furthermore, like almonds and peanuts, pines are free from gluten and therefore are a popular ingredient in the preparation of gluten free food formulas. Such formula preparations are in fact healthy alternatives in people with wheat food allergy and celiac disease.
  • Pinenuts are excellent source of B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates. These vitamins functions as co-factors for enzymes during cellular substrate metabolism.
  • Furthermore, pine nuts contain healthy amounts of essential minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. At 8.802 mg per 100 g (about 383% of daily recommended intake), pines are one of the richest sources of manganese. Manganese is an all-important co-factor for antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. It is therefore consumption of pines helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen free radicals.

    Pine nut oil has delicate flavor with sweet aroma and is used in many traditional medicinal applications since ancient times. The main chemical components in pine oil are borneol, bornyl acetate, α and β-phallandrene, α-pinene and β-pinene. Its emollient property helps to keep skin well protected from dryness. It has also been used in cooking, and as “carrier or base oil” in traditional medicines in aromatherapy, in pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry.

    Chilgoza pine nuts (Pinus gerardiana) are another distinct pine varieties found in western Himalayan forests of Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. Chilgoza pines have similar appearance as stone pines; featuring long slender, pointed seeds.

    Pine trees grow in the wild cold and taiga forest regions of northern hemisphere particularly of Siberia and Canada. They are straight erect trees with large stem and reach up to 75 feet in height with pyramidal or umbrella like dense foliage spread.

    The flowers of pine tree subsequently develop into cone. The female cones take 2–3 years to mature after pollination. At maturity, the female cones are 3–35 cm long. Each cone has numerous spirally arranged scales, with two seeds on each mature scale. The scales at the base and tip of the cone are small and sterile, without seeds. At maturity, the cones usually open up to release the seeds.

    Two prominent species known for their large edible kernels include Pinus sibirica and Pinus koraiensis. Pine nuts feature tough dark brown color coat or shell. Stone pines have long slender kernel in comparison to oriental pines, which are broad, large and have higher fat content. Inside, the kernel has cream white color and delicate buttery flavor and sweet taste.

    Current Country of Origin: CHINA

    *As a result of changing seasons and crops, you may notice a difference or variation in the color, size, texture, taste, etc. of this product. We thank you for your kind understanding of these variances. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome. We highly value your input, as it helps us to identify how we can better serve you in the future. Thank YOU! -The Raw Food World Team
  • These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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