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Pine Nuts, protein source for vegetarians

By Chisom Ibemere

Pine nuts are the edible seeds of pines of the Pinaceae family which are mostly cultivated and used in cooking and baking for their unique flavour and powerful nutritional benefits.

They are a good source of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help reduce bad cholesterol levels and lower the risk of heart disease.

Pine nuts are a rich source of plant based protein which are a great protein type for vegetarians and vegans.

They contain antioxidants like vitamin E, which can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals and reduce inflammation in the body.

Pine nuts are a good source of essential minerals like magnesium, zinc, and iron, which play important roles in various bodily functions, such as muscle contraction, immune function, and oxygen transport.

They are satiating and helps to control appetite thereby promoting weight management, this is due to their high protein content.

Pine nuts are also a good source of energy due to their healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrate content, making them a great snack for sustained energy.

They are source of lutein and zeaxanthin, powerful antioxidants that support eye health by reducing the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

Furthermore, Pine nuts are a good source of dietary fibre, which promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health, and may reduce the risk of digestive disorders like constipation.

They contain omega-3 fatty acids which help to support brain health, improve mood, and reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

They also contain compounds like pinolenic acid, which may have anti-inflammatory effects and help reduce inflammation in the body.

Incorporating pine nuts into your diet can provide a range of health benefits and add variety to your meals and snacks.



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