Yupik’s Pine Nuts are shelled, whole nuts without the addition of oil, fat, salt, or sugar! Creamy and buttery in flavor, pine nuts are firm and crunchy in texture; ideal for baking or cooking applications, and for topping over foods. Buy pine nuts by the pound, kilo, or case to keep your cupboard well-stocked with this pantry essential!
HEALTH BENEFITS: The 411 on pine nuts!
Pine nuts may taste decadent, but these small and delicious nuts are jam packed with hearty nutrition! Here are the facts:
- High in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats
- Low- in calories, low in carbohydrates
- No cholesterol
- Excellent source of protein, fiber, and iron
- Contain pinoleic acid, which helps to sustain hunger and aids in weight loss
- Our pine nuts are also certified kosher
CULINARY TWIST: A twist on a classic!
Pesto is a raw basil and pine nut-based, no-cook sauce that incorporates parmesan cheese and olive oil. Though wonderfully delectable, it is also a prime opportunity to play with ingredients! Pine nuts impart creaminess and a mild nutty flavor, without interference. Replace basil with parsley or cilantro for a unique pesto experience! We also love adding pine nuts to couscous dishes – another classic combination! Toss couscous with pine nuts, dried apricots, raisins, and flavorings, then use as a bed for stews, tagine dishes, or roasts. Top with pine nuts and herbs for a decadent presentation!
ABOUT PINE NUTS: Did you know?
Pine nuts come from pine cones! Patience is a virtue... the harvesting process is a long and careful procedure. Pine cones are harvested 10 days before the green cone begins to open. Then the cones are dried in the sun for 20 days. The cones are then smashed and the small seeds are separated by hand. It’s no wonder pine nuts are considered a luxury nut!
HOW TO STORE PINE NUTS: Preserve freshness!
Store in a cool, dry place for up to 12 months.