The 2016 Pine Nut Season is here!
Crisp air, changing colors and pine nuts galore! Fall is a favorite season among many Americans as they ready up for a season of festivities. For us, fall begins our harvest of the sweet tasting, nutrient dense American pine nut from the Nevada Great Basin region. We take the time to carefully hand pick the perfect pinecones and gently air dry them to extract the tasty gems hidden inside. The unshelled nuts are then packaged and shipped straight to your door so you and your family can enjoy the freshest, sweetest pine nut available. SHOP NOW and start adding a boost of flavor and nutrition to your favorite dishes or as healthy snack alternative!
6 Ways to Include Pine Nuts in Your Diet
- Blend pine nuts with fresh basil, garlic, olive oil an Parmesan to make a traditional Italian pesto
- Top salads with toasted pine nuts for added crunch
- Mix pine nuts in meatballs for extra flavor and nutrition
- Create a classic holiday treat with the Pignoli Cookie
- Use pine nuts and cranberries to flavor fall breads
- Grab a handful of roasted pine nuts for a nutritious snack!
Bring On The Flavor: Roast or Toast Your Nuts
Roasted pine nuts make for a delicious, healthy snack!
Adding heat to your pine nuts will release and intensify their naturally sweet and nutty flavor. Roasted pine nuts can be enjoyed by the handful while tossing toasted pine nuts on your favorite dishes will add a flavorful crunch. Roasting and toasting are both very simple processes so everyone can add heat to this favored fall treat.
Good Things Do Come in Small Packages
Back in the day nuts had a bad rap because of their high fat and calorie count. Nowadays, thanks to scientific testing and evidence, the nut is viewed as a healthy addition to any diet. Pine nuts are no exception as they contain heart healthy fats, anti-aging antioxidants, and waste slimming attributes. Check out the long list of health benefits that are packed into this tiny, little package.
Garlicky Green Beans With Pine Nuts
Create a perfect pairing to the Thanksgiving turkey with a mouth-watering string bean recipe that is sure to please.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until just tender (3- 5 min).
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring (1 min). Add the pine nuts and cook until golden brown (3 min).
Drain the green beans and transfer to the skillet. Add 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper and toss to coat.
Transfer to a serving bowl.