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Also Known As : Pinoli


Taste Profile

It has a delicate, buttery taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Pine nuts can be added to salads, fish, meat and vegetable dishes.
  2. They can also be baked into wholemeal breads and home-baked pizzas.
  3. They can be used as a topping on cookies, custard and cakes.
  4. They are best used in making pesto.

Common names and forms

  1. Pine Kernels
  2. Pine nuts
  3. Pinenut Inshell
  4. Pinenuts


Pine nuts are the edible seeds of pine that belongs to Pinaceae family in the genus pinus. They are small, elongated ivory-colored seeds about 1/2 inch long and are native to the Middle East and the Mediterranean region.

Health benefits

  • Pine nuts contain good amount of magnesium that helps to prevent fatigue.(1)
  • They contain pinolenic acid that helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases as it lowers bad cholesterol levels in the body and supports good cholesterol levels.(1)
  • They help to suppress appetite that aids in weight loss.(1)

Selection Guide

Pine nuts are available in both shelled and unshelled form. Prefer in unshelled form for convenient use.


Consumption of pine nuts may cause allergic reactions to people who are already allergic to nuts.(2)

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