Good For You: Pine Nuts

This superfood is characterized as a crunchy yet buttery textured edible seeds of the female pine plant. Pine nuts are often toasted before consumption, or can be substituted and be used an oil. They are rich in plant-based nutrients, essential minerals and fatty acids. It is no wonder these nuts are good for you.

raw unprocessed pine nuts
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Why Pine Nuts?

Pine nuts are a great source fatty acids including oleic acid which is essential in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. They curb appetite and promote weight loss through its essential fatty acid, pinolenic acid (Omega-3 fat).

scoop of pine nuts and pine nut oil
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Like most other nuts, this superfood is rich in vitamin E, that helps maintain the integrity of the skin and mucosa cell membranes. They additionally boost immunity. This is due to the fact that they are a rich source of vitamin B-complex group, and healthy minerals including manganese.

Scoop of pine nuts
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One of the most widely known benefits of pine nuts is their use in gluten-free food products. Such products are a healthier alternative for people with wheat allergies or celiac disease.

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  • Georgina Giathi

    Pine nuts? Who’d have thought?

  • Nadiah Naturale

    Where can one purchase the pine nuts?
    sounds like a good buy!

  • Paula Josphat

    i love to hear they curb appetite.

  • wangari wairenge

    Never heard of them but anything that is healthy and can still help in weightloss now that’s a must try

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