Pine nuts, also called Indian nut, piñon, pignoli and pignolia are a high-fat nut that comes from several varieties of pine tree.
Pine nuts are grown in China, Italy, Mexico, North Africa and the southwestern United States. Because pine nuts are found deep inside the pine cone, they require heat for extraction.
There are two main varieties of pine nuts - the Mediterranean (or Italian) pine nut and the Chinese pine nut.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=616
Because of their high fat content, pine nuts turn rancid quickly. Store pine nuts in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 3 months or frozen for up to 9 months.
Serving size: 1 ounce(s)pine nutsView Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 32 : 1
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