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Pine Nuts


Pine Nuts Cone
Turkish Natural Pignolia Nuts in bulk or in retail packs.

A Mediterranean favourite, perfect for pestos, pilaffs and toasted for toppings on salads.

What are pine nuts ? Pine Nuts, also known as Pignolias Pine Nuts or Pignolia Nuts, are the edible seeds of the pine tree, which are evergreen, coniferous resinous trees of the Pinaceae family.  The seeds are typically thick-shelled and grow inside of pine cones that look very similar to the pine cones that grow on more common pines grown for timber. Cone harvesting and extraction and preparation of the kernels are time-consuming and costly.


Raw & Unsalted, Great Smell and Amazing Original Taste of Mediterranean Pine Nuts (Pinus Pinea), Perfect for Pastry and Salads, Packed Freshly by Professional Hands

Benefits of Pine Nuts

Turkish Pine Nuts have rich sweet buttery & nutty flavor and a soft texture that complements many recipes. They are delicious as a snack on their own, added to trail mixes, or tossed in baked goods. They also make a crunchy topping for salads and pasta dishes. Pine nuts are also a key ingredient in pesto sauce. Blend these fresh pignolias into a creamy pesto sauce, or add them to cookies and baked goods for a nutty crunch.  Try them cooked with vegetables such as spinach for a nutty twist.  Roasting the pine nuts will bring out their unique flavor, making them perfect to toss on salads, pastas, and other dishes.

They are extremely versatile in cooking due to their mild flavor, creamy and subtle when raw and richer, and nuttier when lightly toasted. They add interest, flavor, and texture to many sweet and savory dishes. They are a truly natural product – essentially unchanged over centuries – requiring no insecticides or fungicides to either grow the trees or prepare the kernels for the market.

Where do pine nuts come from? Pine nuts have been collected since ancient times. They were prized by the Romans and Greeks and were a staple food of several Native American tribes in North America, and indigenous peoples in Siberia and the Russian Far East. Today pine nuts are considered a gourmet product and are highly regarded as an ingredient in a multitude of recipes. Most pine nuts are marketed shelled, although a small quantity is marketed in-shell.

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You can enjoy your favorite pine nut recipes guilt-free. These raw whole pine nuts, like our dried fruit products, are 100% natural and free of salt, sugar, preservatives, and any other chemicals.

Turkish Pine Nuts

We are bringing the most delicious pine nuts from the original place where it is grown Bergama, IZMIR, TURKEY. Turkish pine nuts are known around the world as a nutritious snack (raw or roasted) and an essential ingredient in many traditional dishes. They are highly valued for their taste. In addition, like all tree nuts, they have an interesting nutritional profile, high in vitamin E and K, and minerals such as iron and magnesium, among others. They also are high in polyunsaturated fats (34%).


With us, freshness is a given. These whole pine nuts come in a various different convenient resealable and airtight packaging options. That way you can be sure they will remain fresh, crunchy, and delicious. Simply screw the cap back on the jar or reseal the bag, and they’ll stay perfect – down to the very last!

what are pine nuts

Enjoyed by the Greeks and Romans in ancient times, the pine nut kernel is an edible nut with an exquisite flavor and high in vitamin E and K, as well as minerals such as iron and magnesium. Pine nuts are considered a delicacy in many cultures. They can be eaten raw, but also lightly roasted. In addition, they are highly valued as ingredients for a great number of recipes both sweet and savory.


Hungry for that buttery texture and delicious, mild nutty flavor? Whether it’s pesto, hummus, salads, cookies, or thousands of other dishes, these whole pine nuts will make sure to take your culinary experience to the next level. And the best part? They are naturally rich in vitamin B1, vitamin E, iron and copper.

A Time and Labor Intensive Harvest

It takes anywhere from 15 to 25 years for the trees to begin producing the seeds and up to triple that time for them to reach top production. The majority of the Turkish harvest comes from wild, uncultivated trees. For the most part, the seeds are harvested by hand, a contributing factor to their price tag.

Pine Nut Cone

The pine seeds are found in the pine cones and take about 18 months to mature. Since the pine nuts are ready to harvest 10 days or so before the cone begins to open, they are very difficult to remove. To speed up and ease the process, the cones are placed in a burlap bag and left in the sun to dry for 20 days. Next, the cones are smashed, releasing the seeds, which are then separated from the cone by hand. This is another very time-consuming and patient-testing task.

Are pine nuts good for you? What are Pine Nuts Benefits?

When it comes to pignolia benefits, Turkish Pine Nuts are an excellent source of antioxidants, and pack a variety of nutrients essential to your health, including vitamins, minerals, and heart-healthy fats. The balance of healthy fats, protein, and fiber in a serving of pine nuts can help keep blood sugar levels stable, help with diabetes management, and support your heart health.

They are a good source of oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid that helps to lower LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol”. Pine Nuts contain pinolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that may help curb the appetite. Pine Nuts are also a great source of Vitamin E, and B-Complex vitamins, and are a good source of manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.

Turkish Pine Nuts can increase your energy levels due to their protein, iron, and magnesium. The antioxidant power of vitamin E contained in them may help keep your skin healthy and young in appearance. Additionally, regularly eating pine nuts or other seeds and nuts may help reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. This benefit may be due to the type of fats commonly found in seeds and nuts. 

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