Pine nuts are found between the scales of the pine cone. They are cultivated throughout southern Europe and the United States. The pine nut is small, elongated and its texture is relatively soft. The pine nut is an excellent source of copper, magnesium, potassium, iron, niacin, phosphorus and zinc.
Its flavour is delicate and sweet and is tasty when included in salads, cookies, sauces and puddings. The pine nut is one of the main ingredients in pesto. It becomes rancid quicklyand, therefore it is recommended to be kept in the refrigerator.
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