What are Pine Nuts?
- Also known as Pignolias, Pine Nuts are a smooth, semi-soft seed harvested by hand from the pine cones of special pine tree varieties. They have a slightly sweet, nutty flavor, and are one of the main ingredients in basil pesto sauce.
How to Eat
- Lightly toast in a dry skillet to enhance flavor before adding to pastas, salads and sauces. Place in a food processor with olive oil, fresh basil, garlic and Parmesan for a traditional pesto sauce. You can even use Pine Nuts in cakes and cookies!
- These low calorie nuts are packed with healthy fatty acids.
How to Store
- For freshness, keep Pine Nuts refrigerated in an airtight container. May also be frozen.
When are they in season?
Where are they grown?
- Product of China
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