Pine Nuts, also known as Pignoli, have been a delicacy in many
centuries. Pine Nuts are the nut which is produced from several
varieties of Pine Trees. The Pine Nuts grow inside the
Pine Cone and to be released the Pine Cone must be heated to loosen
the Nuts. The strong flavor of Pine Nuts mellows with cooking and is
replaced with a nutty, almost sweet taste.
Pine Nuts are delicious toasted and sprinkled on salads, pilaf,
couscous or pasta. Pine Nuts are a main ingredient in traditional
pesto sauce and a primary ingredient in Italian pignolia cookies.
Theyre also a tasty addition to pizza, quick breads and muffins.