Pinon Nuts (Indian Nuts)

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Pinon nuts are very hard to find, and is thrilled to share them with you! They are similar to pignolia nuts, but are roasted to perfection in the shell. One taste and you will realize what the fuss for these pinon nuts is all about! Also known as Indian nuts, they make a delicious snack that is roasted and unsalted.

Enjoy Pinon Nuts

To crack pinon nuts, we recommend spreading them out on a small towel, and then using a rolling pin to go over the nuts, breaking open their shells. Our roasted pinon nuts are a perfect treat for snacking or using in your recipes. Try them tossed in salads or prepared with vegetables like cauliflower or asparagus. They complement chicken and fish dishes well, too. Pinon nuts add a great nutty crunch to rice, risotto, or pasta dishes, and are wonderful for preparing a pesto sauce. They are also delicious in cookies and other sweet treats.

Health Benefits of Pinon Nuts

A single serving of pinon nuts provides a rich source of nutrients that can improve heart health, boost energy levels and promote weight loss. Enjoying pinon nuts as a snack also does wonders for your immune system and vision. Pinon nuts are a good source of monounsaturated fats which are associated with lowering LDL “bad” cholesterol levels and reducing the risk for heart disease. They are also rich in minerals such as iron and magnesium that help transport oxygen and energize the body. A rare source of pinoleic acid, pinon nuts promote a feeling of fullness that has proven effective in weight management. Vitamin A and lutein support good vision by protecting the retina and preventing cataracts. Pinon nuts are also plentiful in antioxidants and vitamin C to improve the body’s natural defense system against colds and illnesses.

About Pinon Nuts

The name pinon is derived from the Spanish term for pine nut. Pinon nuts are produced by the main species of pine tree in the United States. Pinon nut trees (Pinus edulis) grow wild in the southwestern United States and are much more rare than pine nuts from Europe or Asia. A good crop of pinon is only produced once every three to seven years so they are far less abundant than other varieties of pine nuts. Pinon nuts tend to be larger than regular pine nuts and have a signature smooth and sweet buttery taste. Pinon nuts are sometimes referred to as pinyon nuts or pinion nuts.

Customer Reviews

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“Outstanding customer service!”

April 6, 2011

“Just got my 1lb. bag of Indian Nuts (2 days). It has been quite a while since I last tasted one of these sweet morsels. I opened the bag and took the first whiff -man oh man that smell can't be duplicated. I dug out a few of the largest and cracked them open ... what a taste! These are fresh and sweet. They taste like no other nut. They may be a little pricey, but after you try them, you'll be thinking about them when they're gone.


March 25, 2011

“The nuts I ordered arrived quickly and were delicious!
I haven't been able to find that particular nut anywhere. I used to eat them when I was a kid.”

, Woodside, NY March 1, 2011

“I was delighted to receive the Indian nuts so quickly! They were packed as if they were fine china, so carefully; and I was pleasantly surprised to see a bonus of a package of Turkish pistachios in with it! This was a birthday present to myself and I can't begin to tell you how happy and satisfied I am, but I'll try. I haven't had Indian nuts in years, and took a chance by ordering online. They taste just like I remember and are delicious! The pistachios also brought back fond memories. They are the size I remember, and the taste is wonderful. They are full of flavor. I will definitely try to order from you again! I have to save up for these indulgences, lol. Times are rough, but you do have to pamper yourself once in a while. Thanks for a great service!”

, Spring Hill, Florida February 14, 2011

“Thanks so much for getting the Indian nuts here so promptly. My husband loved them and I loved the cute note you sent and the pistachio nut surprise. Great job!!!!! We'll continue to use you in the future and spread the word to our friends. Thanks again, Tina”

, Augusta, Ga. February 14, 2011

“Delivery was fastest I have ever seen - the products arrived 2 days after I ordered.
The Indian pine nuts were tasty and fresh.”

, Ashburn, Virginia December 20, 2010

“Delivery was AMAZING, and the packaging look great, will get back to you when I get a chance to try the nuts. Just looking at the indian nuts bag brought me back to my childhood, when on the way home from school I would buy a 1/4 pound for 40 cents. Times have changed!!”

, pleasant valley, NY December 8, 2010

“can't believe I found INDIAN NUTS has been years since I found them available again...thanks”

, needham, ma November 23, 2010

“My indian nuts came in an attractive bag. I ordered them with shells to occupy my time in place of smoking. Cracking them is a challenge to say the least... Tiny but the best nuts ever.”

November 18, 2010

“I have been looking for Indian nuts a.k.a. monkey nuts for years. I was so excited to see them on your website. They arrived on Tues. and were as delicious as I remembered. On Thursday, I already ordered more. I also had ordered Turkish pistachios. They were also so good that I ordered more. I had ordered the pistachios from another on line vendor and they were not as good as the ones from nuts on line. Thank you. I am so excited to have found a place where I can get the nuts I love.”

, Northbrook, IL September 29, 2010

“Indian nuts arrived just as promised. Had to turn on the front porch lights, but they DID arrive on time.
I'd love to say the nuts are awesome, but before I could get them opened, my wife confiscated them and told me I'd have to wait until Christmas. Oh well, I haven't had them since I was a little kid at Camp Nawakwa so I guess two more weeks won't hurt. I'm so looking forward to that nice sweet taste. A real pleasure doing business with you. Oh yes, just opening the box was a real trip. You folks must really enjoy your nutty work.

, Bristol, CT December 12, 2013

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 178
Calories From Fat 144
Total Fat 17g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 3g
Vitamin A ** Calcium **
Vitamin C 1% Iron 5%


Pinon Nuts

Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and milk products.

Approximately 1737 pieces per pound.


Store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. It is ok to refrigerate.

Country of Origin: United States

ID: 4039

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Our beloved grandfather, Poppy Sol, started this business in an open-air market. Three generations later, we’re still bringing smiles to our customers' faces.

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