Pine nuts are the edible seeds of pine trees. They are small, soft and creamy in texture. Pine nut kernels are excellent in stir-fries, tossed in a salad or in a stuffing.
They are a rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid which helps to lower LDL or 'bad cholesterol' and increase 'good cholesterol' or HDL. They are high in vitamin E and B complex vitamins and a range of minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.