Pine nuts

Pinus pinea

Pine nuts, the shelled seeds of the Stone Pine, are not only delicious but also contain up to 60% polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Pine seed

Botanical name: Pinus pinea
Popular name(s): Stone Pine, Italian Stone Pine, Parasol Pine, Umbrella Pine
Family: Pinaceae
Origin: Pinus pinea is native to the Mediterranean region, where it is also cultivated (source).
Size: Up to 2 centimeters
Edible: Pine nuts are edible and are an integral part of Pesto Genovese.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place to avoid rancidity.
Season: Pine nuts are available all year round.

Pinus pinea seed

Stone Pine seeds

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