Rightly regarded as a real ?super-food?, our raw pine nut kernels are packed full of beneficial nutrients, minerals and enzymes which provide us with great health benefits. These creamy, sweet and nutty seeds are found between the scales of the pine cone and have been enjoyed since ancient times, as mentioned by Greek authors as early as 300 BC. Among their beneficial vitamins and minerals are vitamins E and K, which both have an effect on the cardiovascular system. There is also a good content of manganese and zinc, which help maintain your body’s hormone balance, support your immune system and aid wound healing, respectively. As well as this, other key benefits include help with weight loss because of the pinolenic acid they contain, which triggers the release of an appetite-suppressing hormone. Plus pine nuts are a good source of magnesium, which may help boost energy and fight fatigue. Comes in a resealable foil-lined pouch for added freshness and easy storage, also making them great for sharing.
Famous for their starring role in the much-loved pesto sauce, pine nuts also have a place in an array of salad, pasta and risotto recipes. Why not try adding them to yours. Very filling, these little wonders also pack a real punch when it comes to snack time, and as they are very portable and ready to eat are a real winner for an on-the-go energy boost or office snack time alternative.