Pine nuts are seeds of Pinus pine trees, and they’ve been consumed by humans for thousands of years.
They have a very specific aroma, high content of oils and proteins (23.7%), and many vitamins and minerals. Of all the nuts, pine nuts have the highest percentage of proteins.
Like cereals, nuts are lacking in an amino acid called lysine. As legumes and dairy products contain lysine, it is good to eat them together with nuts.
Pine nuts are rich in vitamins A, C, D, E, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, and minerals, such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and selenium.