ALL ABOUT PINE NUTS

Pine nuts are the seeds of pine cone, actually the kernels which are released when pine seeds are cracked open. Pine nuts are very nutritious and have been an integral part of the native diet in many parts of the northern hemisphere for thousands of years. 

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MAJOR VARIETIES

There are over 100 species of pine nuts on around the world, however only 6 types from 5 different regions that are large enough to be eaten

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PINE NUTS BENEFITS

Pine nuts are favored by many nutritionists due to their high content of minerals and vitamins, which are essential to build up a healthy body. Consuming a handful of nuts will result in improved concentration throughout the day

1 ounce of pine nuts contains:

  • 15mcg vitamin K (19% DV)

  • 3mg Vitamin E (13% DV)

  • 1.2mg Niacin (Vitamin B3)  (6% DV)

  • 1.8mg Zinc (12% DV)

  • 2.5mg Manganese (125% DV)

Strengthen bones

Pine nuts contain the highest amount of Vitamin K in comparison with other nuts. After calcium, you need Vitamin K to keep your bones strong. According to a recent study, high content of vitamin K in your body can prevent your bones from osteoporosis. It is widely used in medication to treat osteoporosis and other bone problems, making them denser. 

 

Boost immune System

Consuming pine nuts help your body enrich Zinc and Manganese. Both compounds are potent enough to boost your immune system, which does a great job to keep your body unaffected by infectious bacteria, free radicals, etc. So, you need to consume foods that can boost your immunity like pine nuts.

 

For Cardiovascular Health

Pine nuts provide generous amounts of the essential vitamins E and K. Both of these nutrients have an effect on your cardiovascular system -- vitamin K allows you to form clots to prevent bleeding after injury, while vitamin E helps you produce red blood cells essential for oxygen transport.

 

Boosts Energy

Niacin (Vitamin B3) performs the important function of converting proteins, carbohydrates, and fats into energy. Therefore pine nuts with the highest resource of Niacin is the best choice to produce energy for all your activities.

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