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Organic Pine Nuts - in the Shell: 1/4 Pound


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Please feel free to contact us for recommendations on what size or type of treat might be a good choice for your specific companion bird - as well as how much to offer your bird at any one time.

Organic Human Consumption Grade Pine Nuts in the Shell: 1/4 Pound. The picture on top at right shows the Pine Nuts next to a quarter for size reference. The bottom picture at right shows the Pine Nuts shelled and in the shell.

If you would like to purchase shelled Pine Nuts (Pignolas) - click on the underlined link:
Shelled Pine Nuts (Pignolas)

These are the highest quality Pine Nuts we can find! They are an excellent treat (when given in moderation) that most species of birds love!

Pine Nuts are a good source of Phosphorous, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin A,C and D, Thiamin, Ribolavin and Niacin.

General Information about Pine Nuts:
Pine Nuts are often associated with the Mediterranean region, in particular Italy where it has been used as an ingredient for over 2,000 years. Evidence found in the ruins of Pompeii, an Italian town which was destroyed when the volcano, Mount Vesuvius, erupted in 79AD, show that pine nuts were widely used at that time. Some research indicates that the species now grown in Europe, Pinus Pinea originated in the Near East and that it was man who gradually spread it throughout the Mediterranean.
Be that as it may, the high regard for these little nuts in the Mediterranean cuisine is evident when you examine the history. In ancient Roman times they were made into wine, preserved in honey, used in sausages and other recipes and later, huge forests were planted as a direct response to Papal decrees.
However, other varieties of pine nuts have also been grown and eaten in various parts of the world. In the South Western parts of the United states, it is thought that the kernels of the North American Pinon tree were eaten as a staple food some 10,000 years ago and species are also to be found in Korea, China, Turkey, Pakistan and Afghanistan where it has been a traditional food of nomadic tribes.

Pine Nuts are not botanically referred to as nuts, but as seeds, since they are the seedlings of pinecones. Pine nuts are actually one of the higher fat nuts, and are often used in rich foods such as pesto. But don't let their small size fool you -- pine nuts are very nutrient dense, and full of vitamins A, C and D.
The best thing about pine nuts is their high concentration of monounsaturated fat, which paves the way for a healthier cardiovascular system. The vitamin D in pine nuts leads to stronger bones , by improving the body's ability to absorb calcium, and vitamins A and C may sharpen vision and boost the immune system.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 04 April, 2005.
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