In Shell Pine Nuts
These tiny little nuts (they're actually seeds from different varieties of pine cones) are powerhouses when it comes to health and nutrition, and delicious, smooth, buttery flavor. They're perfect for snacking, adding to recipes, and even offering to parrots and other feathered friends as healthy, tasty treats.
In shell pine nuts are recommended for birds. Due to the thick, hard shell, and the size, we recommend that they be removed from the shell before serving to people.
While technically they are high in fact, the, they're low in saturated fats, Omega-2 fatty acids, making the healthy fat content a bonus for your heart. Add in the protein and fiber, along with a wealth of vitamins and minerals, and it becomes clear that they're quite a superfood.
With all these vitamins and minerals, they help keep blood sugar levels even, which is great for those with diabetes or monitoring their glucose levels. And with the protein, iron and magnesium levels, they increase your energy levels naturally. On top of all that, they are a major source of antioxidants, which with regular consumption may help with:
- Heart Health: lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, including atrial fibrillation, heart failure, lower cholesterol, prevent arrhythmias, and reduce blood clotting.
- Diabetes Management: manage and stabilize blood sugar levels and the magnesium helps the improve the efficiency and effectiveness of insulin.
- Brain Health: The combination of omega-3 and antioxidants help both lower the stress levels as the cellular level, reduce inflammation, and help repair and maintain healthy cells and blood flow, potentially improving cognition and and reduce the risk of dementia.
How to use them:
Pine nuts are delicious on their own, but are great for backing and adding to foods.
In Shell pine nuts are perfect for birds as the hard shell allows them to enjoy and forage their food, while simultaneously keeping their foot work active, a key element in the healthy lifestyle of pet birds. The hard shell also helps them maintain a healthy beak.
The shells are edible by humans as well, but it's not recommended since the shells are very strong and hard and can be dangerous in some instances due to the size.
Packed in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, milk and soy.