DFO delivers superior quality pine nuts grown and harvested exclusively in Pakistan. The price of pine nuts worldwide is sky-high because of the time and labor required to yield and collect them. Interestingly, it can take more than 25 years for pine trees to produce edible nuts. These tiny sweet seeds are rich in heart-healthy fats and can help in stabilizing blood sugar levels. In Pakistan, these nuts are called chilgozay in the Urdu language and are an excellent option for family snack time!
An ounce of pine nuts (167 pieces) provides 191 calories which come from fat (19 grams), protein (3.9 grams), and carbohydrates (3.7 grams). They are also a prominent source of phosphorus (163 milligrams) and magnesium (71.2 milligrams) and contain vitamin E and K.
PINE NUTS BENEFITS
Nuts and seeds are always a nutritious addition to any meal. Pine nuts benefits to health come from their high heart-healthy fat content and other nutrients present in them.
- Supports Heart Health: Vitamin E and other antioxidants present in pine nuts help to reduce cardiovascular inflammation. On the other hand, unsaturated fatty acids help lower LDL (bad cholesterol) content and increase HDL (good cholesterol) in veins and arteries. Consuming three servings of pine nuts weekly can decrease the risk of heart failure. They also decrease blood clotting and arrhythmias (abnormal heart beating).
- Regulate Blood Sugar Levels: The onset of type 2 diabetes can be avoided by replacing refined carbohydrates with snacks rich in unsaturated fatty acids, protein, and fiber. This improves fasting blood sugar levels significantly. Moreover, magnesium in these nuts also helps insulin’s performance in utilizing glucose.
- Improve Brain Health: Omega 3 fatty acids (healthy unsaturated fats) have the ability to not only repair but build brain cells. Antioxidants present in chilgozay, such as vitamin E and nitric oxide, help reduce cellular stress and inflammation in parts of the brain.
PINE NUTS PRICE
As mentioned before, pine nuts price is high due to the time and labor invested in their cultivation. During harvest time, labor collects the green cones from pine trees and buries or sun-dry them for a day or two to open up. Pine seeds are extracted and collected by knocking the cones against hard surfaces. Once the seeds are removed from pine cones, they are roasted with their shell intact to increase their shelf life and flavor. This process is time-consuming and requires a lot of labor. Moreover, pine trees are relatively slow-growing trees, and they take decades to mature and produce edible pine nuts.
WHERE DO PINE NUTS COME FROM?
Pakistani supreme quality chilgozay are grown in the upper regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Kashmir, and Balochistan. A total of 20% forests of Pakistan comprise chilgoza trees. These nuts are the edible part (seed) of pine cones found on these trees. Chilgozay grown in Pakistan specifically have an enormous kernel size and superior taste, due to which they are preferred within the country and globally.
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