The pine nuts are the seeds of pine trees, which are come from various species of pine, which are found inside of a woody cover, located on the underside of the cone scales and are primarily responsible for spreading species from a botanical point of view.
Although depending on the continent where we find pine species produce edible pine nuts are different, while those found mainly in Chile and southern Argentina belong to the Monkey Puzzle Tree.
With them it is possible to prepare the pinion oil , which stands out because it contains about 90% monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, and it is commonly used in slimming and weight loss diets for its high satiating power to be able to reduce the amount of calories consumed.
Great nutritional value
Pine nuts are dried fruits extremely rich in essential nutrients, especially highlighting the presence of essential fatty acids, among which we mention the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid, essential to take care of our cardiovascular system and the health of our brain.
These are rich in vitamins, especially vitamin E, an essential nutrient able to strengthen our immune system and help your body increase defenses naturally, protect the heart and increase fertility. It also provides minerals, especially potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron.
Good for cardiovascular health
In case of high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, regular consumption of pine nuts is very suitable, thanks to its wealth in essential fatty acids, which help in reducing elevated levels of LDL cholesterol (or bad) and triglycerides, while increases the HDL (or good cholesterol).
For its vitamin E and zinc (natural antioxidants) are interesting when it comes to protecting our cardiovascular health and protect our heart.
Wonderful source of fiber, useful for constipation
The pine nuts provide interesting amounts of fiber. In fact, 1 pine nut provide about 1 gram of fiber, so it is an ideal food for constipation, either as a preventive or as a natural treatment for cure.
Help to strengthen the immune system
As indicated above, the pine nuts are rich in vitamin E and zinc; therefore there are a few dry fruits ideal at the time of reinforcing our immune system in a completely natural way.
A regular consumption of pine nuts is an excellent option when it comes to increase the defenses, so its use is suitable especially in times of seasonal changes, especially both the fall and winter.
Increase and improve fertility
The pine nuts are excellent dried fruits for couples who wishing to have children, thanks to its wealth of zinc, an essential nutrient essential for the proper functioning of the sperm (as well as for its quality).