DetailsThese delectable seeds grow wild in the Himalayan Mountain ranges of north-western and north-central Afghanistan. Each pine cone can produce over 100 seeds, cylindrical in shape and 2 to 3 centimeters long, with a dark brown outer skin which has to be removed before eating. Keeping the outer skin on until they are ready for eating prevents the seeds from becoming rancid without refrigeration.
- They are nature's only natural source of pinoleic acid, which stimulates hormones and helps diminish the appetite
- Pine nuts have the highest concentration of oleic acid which aids the liver, kidneys and bladder in eliminating harmful triglycerides from the body
- They contain significant levels of arginine which, along with potassium and magnesium make them heart healthy.
- They contain 13.69g of protein per 100g of pine nuts, 3.7g dietary fibre, and 3 mg of iron per one ounce serving.
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