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Pine nuts contain, depending on species, between 10–34% protein, with Stone Pine having the highest content.
When first extracted from the pine cone, they are covered with a hard shell (seed coat), thin in some species, thick in others. The nutrition is storembryo (sporophyte) in the centre. Although a nut in the culinary sense, in the botanical sense pine nuts are seeds; being a gymnosperm, they lack a carpel (fruit) outside.
The shell must be removed before the pine nut can be eaten. Unshelled pine nuts have a long shelf life if kept dry and refrigerated (at –5 to +2 °C); shelled nuts (and unshelled nuts in warm conditions) deteriorate rapidly, becoming rancid within a few weeks or even days in warm humid conditions.
Pine nuts are commercially available in shelled form, but due to poor storage, can have poor flavour and may be already rancid at the time of purchase. Consequently, pine nuts are often frozen to preserve their flavour.
Pine nuts are usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Pine nuts are a member of the Nut and Seed Products USDA nutritional food group.
|1 oz (167 kernels)||28|
|British (UK) term:||Pine nuts|
|en français:||pignons de pin|
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