We’ve already done the tough part… We got the sunflower kernel out of it’s shell, So now you’re free to enjoy the flavorful little seeds without having to bother with spitting out the shell. No muss, no fuss.
Crunchy yet butter textured, pleasantly sweet and delicious pine nuts are small edible seeds of female cones in a pinon tree. Pine kernels are indeed a very good source of plant derived nutrients, essential minerals, vitamins and heart friendly mono-unsaturated fatty acids that help benefit in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood. Enjoy them as is or they can also eaten roasted, salted or sweetened. Use in pesto sauce, granolas, biscuits, cookies, chocolates, crunchy energy bars, salads, or any desserts.
Serve alongside cheeses and meats for a delicious platter accompaniment, add to salads as an alternative to croutons, incorporate into dark chocolate desserts, crumble into sauces, or simply wolf these nuts down by themselves. Either way, you’ll be a happy eater!