Description of Pine nuts
These nuts are very high in fat and calories (100 g nut provide 673 calories), but are a source of blood pressure-regulating potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, selenium and contain more protein than any other nut or seed. Magnesium and potassium are especially very important to lower heart diseases and altogether (arginine, monounsaturated fat, and magnesium and potassium content) provides powerful effects for counteracting heart diseases.
Health benefits of Pine nuts
Mono-unsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid, pinolenic acid) which helps to lower LDL and increases HDL in the blood, which are potential to use in weight loss because curbes the appetite. Pines are also a source of vitamin E (powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and protecting skin from oxygen-free radicals) and B-complex vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates).
More about Pine nuts
Pine nut oil has a delicate flavour and sweet aroma. It is used in traditional medicinal applications since ancient times. This oil helps protect skin from dryness and has an effect of aromatherapy. It can also be used for cooking. Like almonds and peanuts pine nuts are gluten free.