Pine nuts are edible seeds of the Pinus genus of trees. Pine nuts are harvested in a number of countries from a variety of species of pine. Pine nuts are typically sold shelled and are prized for their mild, buttery, nutty flavor and texture.
Pine nuts are 68% fat, primarily polyunsaturated, 14% protein, and 13% carbohydrate. These values vary between species. Pine nuts are a source of vitamins E, K, and B vitamins, as well as a variety of minerals, notably manganese, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, and zinc. Pine nuts are associated with a temporary condition referred to as “Pine mouth”, wherein a bitter metallic taste develops 1 to 3 days after consumption, and lingers in the mouth for as long as weeks.
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