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Pinus pinea (Pine Nut)

Pinus pinea (Pine Nut)

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Pine nuts are the edible seeds of pine trees (family Pinaceae, genus Pinus). About 20 species of pine produce seeds large enough to be worth harvesting; in other pines the seeds are also edible, but are too small to be of value as a human food. Pine nuts have been eaten in Europe and Asia since the Paleolithic period. Pine nuts are regarded as a delicacy in many cultures around the world. The shelled pine nuts appear like puffed grains of rice. The pine nut is often called the stone pine, because the tree grows well in stony ground.

Pinus pineaΒ is the most commonly grown speciyof pine nut. This is a nutritious nut with a mild, nutty flavor, known for its high protein, fiber, and vitamin E content, and is a great addition to any pantry. Its versatility makes it a great choice for cooking a variety of dishes, from salads to desserts.

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