Pine Nuts

Get a crunchy and smooth texture with pine nuts. They are sweet and a have good source of the heart healthy mono-unsaturated fatty acids that help with high cholesterol. Pine nuts are harvested from the female cones of a pine tree.

Pleasurable Pine Nuts

How to Choose and Keep

Pine nuts should be free from cracks and feel firm, yet soft. Always try to buy fresh nuts from high quality sources. Store in an air-tight plastic bag in the fridge.

Preparation

You can roast, salt and eat as a snack on 250 degrees for abut 10 minutes. Pine nuts are often used in granola, desserts and as salad toppings.

Nutrients

Niacin, Folate, Pantothenic acid, Riboflavin, Thiamin, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Selenium, Zinc

Action Steps

1. Find fresh pine nuts and sprinkle on dishes for a heart healthy addition.

2. Try roasting and enjoying in a mixed nut snack with other nuts.

3. Check out some dessert recipes with pine nuts to get your heart health in those sweets.

(Resource: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/pine-nuts.html, Picture kill-tiredness-now.com)