Pine nuts A complete guide

Pine nuts A complete guide

Posted 2017-08-08 by noshnoshfollow
With their deliciously subtle, creamy and buttery flavour, the versatile pine nut is often overlooked and under-appreciated in comparison to its seed counterparts.

However, these small nutritious nuggets have recently experienced a resurgence thanks to their impressive list of health benefits.

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Health benefits
  • Rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids, helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
  • Rich source of manganese, needed to combat infection and free radicals.
  • Rich source of vitamin E, vital for skin health and integrity.
  • Good source of protein, making them an excellent addition to plant-based diets.
  • Good source of magnesium, boosting energy and fighting fatigue.

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    How to enjoy
  • Blend into a homemade pesto with basil (or another green herb), garlic and olive oil.
  • Sprinkle over couscous, pasta and/or salads.
  • Enjoy a simple handful combined with other nuts and/or dried fruit.
  • Scatter over your favourite muesli or porridge combination.
  • Use as a stuffing for roast veggies (capsicums, tomatoes, eggplants, zucchinis etc.)
  • Mix into cake, biscuit and energy bar batters.

  • As a high-fat seed, pine nuts are best kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 months.

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    Do you enjoy a sprinkle of pine nuts? Share your favourite ideas and recipes in the comments section.

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