Spanish Pine Nuts (Mediterranean)
Pine nuts have different flavors and textures depending on where they are grown. Spanish (Mediterranean) pine nuts, known in Spanish as "Piñones Reales" (royal nuts), originate from the stone pine tree. Spanish pine nuts have a more elongated shape and offer a very delicate flavor with slight "piney" overtones, and tend to have a soft, velvety texture and are sure to make any dish exceptional.
This item is sold per lb.
- Nutrition & Ingredients
Pine nuts are somewhat more expensive than other nuts, due to their labor-intensive harvesting process. Pine nuts, actually do come from the pine cones. The pine cones are collected and dried under the hot summer Mediterranean sun. As they dry, the pine cones open up and reveal the inner pine kernel. The kernel is then cracked open to reveal the inner jewel – the pine nut. While pine nuts are used in many traditional dishes and pastries throughout the Mediterranean and add complexity to any dish, the health benefits of pine nuts cannot be ignored. Pines nuts are an excellent source of potassium and magnesium, and are helpful in maintaining a healthy heart and blood pressure, alleviating muscle cramps and fatigue, and aiding in lowering cholesterol. Pine nuts are high in antioxidants and are an excellent source of fiber. Pine nuts help the body absorb calcium, building stronger bones and teeth. Pine nuts are the only source of pinoleic acid, which helps diminish appetite, and they have a high concentration of oleic acid, which aids the liver. Whether you toast them and sprinkle over salads, vegetable, pastas or soups as a garnish, add them to rice, use them in your favorite pastry and cookie recipes, make pesto with fresh herbs, blend with meats, fish and poultry, or just snack on them, pine nuts can be enjoyed without guilt.
This item is sold per lb. are the kernels of a variety known as stone pine. The raw kernels have a very delicate light flavor with slight "piney" overtones. a delicate balance of nutty, buttery, sweet, and mildly earthy flavors, and will make any dish exceptional.
INGREDIENTS: PINE NUTS.