Pinenuts have a delightful crunchy yet buttery texture and a pleasantly sweet taste. Although referred to as a ‘nut’, pinenuts are actually seeds that come from about 20 different varieties of pine trees. They are a highly sought after variety of seed for the beautiful taste and aroma they add to many sweet and savoury recipes. Pinenuts are full of vitamins and minerals for great wellbeing, as well as healthy unsaturated fats and quality protein.
These pinenuts taste fresh and delicious and are great in my salads and for making pesto with fresh basil and garlic from my garden. A small amount goes a long way.