Pine Nuts, also known as Pignoli, have been a delicacy in many cuisines for centuries. Pine Nuts are the nut which is produced from several varieties of Pine Trees. The Pine Nuts grow inside the “Pine Cone” and to be released the Pine Cone must be heated to loosen the Nuts. The strong flavor of Pine Nuts mellows with cooking and is replaced with a nutty, almost sweet taste.
Pine Nuts are delicious toasted and sprinkled on salads, pilaf, couscous or pasta. Pine Nuts are a main ingredient in traditional pesto sauce and a primary ingredient in Italian pignolia cookies.
Our Pine Nuts originated from Turkey and China.