Pine nuts (not surprisingly) come from pine cones. They are usually hand-harvested, which explains the high cost of pine nuts – if you can find them at all at your local health food store.
Despite the name, pine nuts are not nuts at all – they are seeds. In fact, they are one of the healthiest seeds on earth, offering the following health benefits:
1. Rich in Vitamins A and lutein, thus good for your vision
2. heart-friendly monounsaturated fat.
3. High in Vitamin D, helping you build strong bones
4. Rich in Vitamin C, boosting immunity
5.Very high in protein
7. Rich in iron