Tamil name – பைன் கொட்டைகள்/ Pain kottaikal
Hindi name – पाइन नट्स/ pain nats
Telugu name – పైన్ కాయలు/ Pain kayalu
Malayalam name – പൈൻ പരിപ്പ്/ pain paripp
Marathi name – पाईन झाडाच्या बिया/ Paina jhaḍacya biya
Pine nuts are edible seeds of pine. It is also known as pinon in Spanish, pinoli in Italian, and pignoli.
Pine nuts are mainly harvested by Native Americans, especially in the Western United States and the Southwestern United States. As Pine trees don’t grow densely, it is so expensive.
Pine nuts are placed inside each scale. The scales open when the shell does not protect from heat or dryness. If you leave a pine bag in a warm, dry, sunny location, the cones will release the nuts on their own.
It saves time when you are removing pine nuts from pine cones. Need to wait a few days, then need to shake the bag vigorously. The pine cones should be open, and the pine nuts slide out of them. Take them out, then remove the shells on each with your fingers.
Nutrients Facts (Per 28 gm)
- Calories – 188 kcal
- Carbohydrate – 3.7 gm
- Fiber – 1.0 gm
- Monounsaturated Fat – 5.3 gm
- Polyunsaturated Fat – 9.5 gm
- Omega-3 – 31.4 mg
- Omega-6 – 9410 mg
- Protein – 3.8 gm
- Sugar – 1.0 gm
- Fat – 19.2 gm
- Saturated Fat – 1.4 gm
Pine nuts consist of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants; pine nuts offer a wide variety of health benefits to older adults.
Pine nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, magnesium, and vitamin E, these all combined together to protect the heart. It helps to keep your heart perfect and prevent heart disease.
It has Vitamin E to zinc, and antioxidants property in pine nuts may help protect cells from damage.
By taking nuts five times per week, the dietary pattern of these nuts can help to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.