Pine Nuts - Organic Raw

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Our Raw Organic Pine Nuts really do come from pine trees. Many people don't know that pine nuts are not actually nuts but are pine cone seeds. Pine nuts are great for snacking, homemade trail mixes, workout foods, in salads and added to your favorite cookie or brownie recipes. They're also good for you!

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Our Organic Raw Pine Nuts are great and we're happy to offer them in large quantities at reasonable prices. Pine nuts are a great addition to any raw, blended or baked recipe. They have a unique, rich flavor that makes them popular.

The best thing about pine seeds is their concentration of monounsaturated fat, which may support a healthy cardiovascular system. In addition, they contain a fatty acid called pinolenic acid which was recently studied for its possible LDL lowering properties by enhancing LDL uptake by liver cells. Pine nut oil was tested in a double-blind controlled trial for its satiating effects. It concluded that pine nut oil's known action on CCK and GLP-1 release, may support the suppression of appetite.

Another study conducted on postmenopausal overweight women showed that the "prospective food intake" was 36% lower after consuming pine nut free fatty acids compared to the placebo. This study suggests that pine nut may work as an appetite suppressant through an increasing effect on satiety hormones and a reduced prospective food intake.

Siberian pine nut oil has been tested on ill patients with benign hypertension, going through basis hypotensive therapy. The patients consumed Siberian pine nut oil up to 17,5 g per day, and experienced a documented cholesterol-lessening effect, normalization of lipid spectrum of blood, systolic benign pressure and lessening of surplus body mass. Pine nuts are also a source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D may support stronger bones and teeth, sharpen vision and support a healthy immune response by possibly improving the body's ability to absorb calcium, and vitamins A and C.

Some possible traditional uses of Organic Raw Pine Nuts may include:

  • Possibly supports a balanced appetite and food intake
  • May support a healthy weight, especially in postmenopausal women
  • May help support the natural balance of women's female levels
  • May support the body's response to benign hypertension
  • May support LDL uptake, lowering LDL levels
  • May support cardiovascular health
  • Good source of Vitamin D and Iron
  • May support stronger bones, teeth, and eye health
  • May support a healthy immune response
  • Possibly helps support healthy energy levels

Constituents of Pine Nuts include:

  • Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
  • Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Vitamin A (RAE), Beta carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E,  Gamma Tocopherol, Vitamin K
  • Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine,. Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Proline, Serine
  • Essential Fatty Acids:  Oleic, Linoleic, Linolenic

This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.

Botanical Name: Pinus Koraiensis

Suggested Use: Eat by the handful or add to homemade trail mix.

Mixing Suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our Organic sun dried goji berries and extra rich 70% cacao chips.

Ingredients: Raw Pine Nuts.

Origin: Grown in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.

Z Natural Foods strives to offer the highest quality organically grown, raw, vegan, gluten free, non-GMO products available and exclusively uses low temperature drying techniques to preserve all the vital enzymes and nutrients. Our Raw Pine Nuts are USDA Certified Organic and pass our strict quality assurance which typically includes testing for botanical identity, chemicals and microbiological contaminants. ZNaturalFoods.com offers Raw Organic Pine Nuts packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness. Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Organic Raw Pine Nuts in a cool, dark, dry place.

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