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About the ingredient pine nuts. Including 360 recipes with pine nuts, nutrition data, and where to find it.

 

What are pine nuts?

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.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (135g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 908Calories from Fat 830
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 92.3g 142%
Saturated Fat 6.6g 33%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17.7g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 4.8
Protein 18.5g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% Iron 41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pine nuts are usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pine nuts are a member of the Nut and Seed Products US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much do pine nuts weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup 135 grams
1 oz (167 kernels) 28 grams
10 nuts 1 grams

Nut and Seed Products

In Chinese:松子
British (UK) term:
en français:pignons de pin
en español:piñones

Recipes using pine nuts

There are 360 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Hummus Bi Tahini
Hummus Bi Tahini
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Hummus Bi Tahini recipe

Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms
Cheesy Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms
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A cheesy and scrumptious side dish that goes perfect with mashed potatoes or any pasta dish.

Kale Salad with Pinenuts, Currants and Parmesan
Kale Salad with Pinenuts, Currants & Parmesan
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In a surprising twist, Tuscan kale is served raw—and makes for a substantial and satisfying fall salad. Sweet currants (or raisins) soaked in tangy white balasmic vingegar and salty parmesan punctuate the dressed, shredded kale.

Cilantro Pesto
Cilantro Pesto
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This cilantro pesto was so yummy, now I know what to do when I need to use up the fresh cilantro and parsley. I spread it on toast, pizza, even on crackers. So good!

Fresh Basil Pesto
Fresh Basil Pesto
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I use this in my Pesto Chicken Florentine

Brussels Sprouts and Salami Pasta with Pine Nuts
Brussels Sprouts & Salami Pasta with Pine Nuts
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This simply delicious dish takes no time to make, and it's an excellent way to add some nutrition-packed veggies and nuts into your diet.

Broiled Tofu With Cilantro Pesto
Broiled Tofu With Cilantro Pesto
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This Tofu Gets It's Brillant Color and Delightful Flavor From An Easy Cilantro Pesto And Lime Juice!! Great Side Dish!!

Broiled Tofu With Cilantro Pesto
Broiled Tofu With Cilantro Pesto
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This Tofu Gets It's Brillant Color and Delightful Flavor From An Easy Cilantro Pesto And Lime Juice!! Great Side Dish!!

Heirloom Tomato Taco
Heirloom Tomato Taco
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This is called the Giuseppe Taco, we got the recipe from El Gastronomo Vagabundo taco truck.

Roasted Winter Squash Soup
Roasted Winter Squash Soup
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On a cold day, let this delicious roasted winter squash soup warm up your whole body.

Tomato Braised Brussel Sprouts with Pine Nuts and Croutons
Tomato Braised Brussel Sprouts with Pine Nuts & Croutons
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Brussel sprouts are sauteed with browned mushrooms, braised in a tasty tomato sauce, and served with toasted pine nuts and homemade croutons.

Lamb Meatballs, Persian Style
Lamb Meatballs, Persian Style
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Lamb Meatballs, Persian Style recipe

Garlic Scape Pesto
Garlic Scape Pesto
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Turn farmer's market garlic scapes into a fresh & brightly flavored green pesto. An early summer seasonal treat.

Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Nut & Herb Butter
Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Nut & Herb Butter
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Beef Tenderloin with spicy Gorgonzola cheese and Pine Nut Herb Butter

Orzo with Spinach and Pine Nuts (Milliken and Feniger)
Orzo with Spinach & Pine Nuts (Milliken & Feniger)
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Orzo, spinach and pine nuts, with garlic, tomatoes and a bit of romano cheese makes an elegant side dish.

Pasta with Creamy Avocado Pesto
Pasta with Creamy Avocado Pesto
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This avocado pesto is so creamy, tasty and refreshing. Toss the pasta with it to make a quick, wholesome and delicious week-day meal.

Greens with Roasted Corn and Pepper Salad
Greens with Roasted Corn & Pepper Salad
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This is one of my favorites, and is always a hit when I bring it to potlucks.

Couscous with Fennel and Pinenuts
Couscous with Fennel & Pinenuts
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Quick, easy and delicious. Serve it as a side dish or a vegetarian main dish by using vegetable broth.

Lemon Pasta with Asparagus and Pine Nuts
Lemon Pasta with Asparagus & Pine Nuts
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You will not only love the bright colour of this dish, but also love the fragrant flavour. Use whole wheat pasta to add extra fibre. Enjoy!

Baba Ganoush with Pine Nuts
Baba Ganoush with Pine Nuts
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This was FANTASTIC!! I am not a huge fan of eggplant, but I recently tried baba ganoush at a restaurant. I really, really liked it so I had to find a recipe to try at home. This was a huge success. Very easy recipe to make and very, very tasty!!

Goat Cheese and Herbs Stuffed Baby Peppers
Goat Cheese & Herbs Stuffed Baby Peppers
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Fresh herbs and creamy goat cheese are stuffed into these fresh baby peppers, roasting develops lots of flavor, and the balsamic glaze adds the extra zing. It can be a tasty appetizer, or can be served with main course.

Israeli Couscous with Sauteed Mushrooms, Pine Nuts and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Israeli Couscous with Sauteed Mushrooms, Pine Nuts & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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Earthy sauteed mushrooms, aromatic toasted pine nuts, chewy-sweet sun-dried tomatoes make this delicious and wholesome couscous salad. Enjoy it as a side dish or serve it as a tasty main meal.

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