Pine nuts are not only delicious but very valuable as well. They have high protein and fiber content and rich in vitamin A, E, B1, B2 and some special polyunsaturated fatty acids. The most important of these is the pinolenic acid, which helps preventing many deseases. Pine nuts are effective in preventing obesity and cardiovascular problems.
You can use pine nuts for salads, desserts, garnishes and dippings. The best known food with pine nuts is Pesto, the most popular Italian sauce.
This is a thick, green sauce with olive oil, basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and a lot of pine nuts.