Pine nuts are not really “nuts,” but are seeds, since they are the seedlings of pine cones. Once upon a time, many people were afraid to eat pine nuts because they thought they were fattening — this was before the public understood the difference between “good fats” and “bad fats.” Pine nuts are now known to contain almost entirely “good fat.” Pine nuts contain approximately 60% fats, most of which are polyunsaturated fats, and in particular linoleic and linolenic acids, essential fatty acids required by the body but not produced in the body. The best thing about pine nuts is their high concentration of monounsaturated fat, which paves the way for a healthier cardiovascular system, healthier skin and improved immunity.
Pine nuts are very nutrient dense. These tasty seeds are rich in vitamins A, C and D. Pine nuts are especially rich in vitamins B1 (thiamine) and B6, which benefits mental functions. The vitamin E (tocopherol) content in pine nuts exceeds that in walnuts, almonds and peanuts. Pine nuts also contain about 20% protein and features L-arginine (20%). Pine nuts contain numerous microelements (minerals and trace minerals), including magnesium, manganese, iron, copper, phosphorous and iodine. These seeds are especially rich in magnesium and phosphorus. In fact, pine nuts surpass all other nuts and oil-bearing seeds in their phosphorus content. Pine nut is an excellent source of iodine.
For all this goodness nutritionally, Changbai Mountain Pine Nuts are also delicious. And pine nuts are known for their easy digestibility. They do not cause any stomach acidity, and in fact counteract it. They were consumed by Taoist hermits instead of grain because they were much easier on the body and provided superb nutrition and energy. Taoists resisted eating rice and other grains, and instead ate pine nuts as a primary source of energy and nutrients. When combining pine nuts with edible herbs, the Taoists created a superfood diet – an example of which we call Hermit’s Mix. Taoist Master Sung Jin Park ate pine nuts and herbs as his diet when he lived as a hermit in the remote mountains of Korea with his hermetic teacher, the Venerable Grand Master Mu San Do Sha.
Ingredients: Changbai Mountain Pine nuts