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.
Pine Nuts (Pignolias)
Our fresh pine nuts (also known as pignolias), have a delicate sweet and nutty flavor. Blend pine nuts into a creamy pesto sauce, or add them to cookies and baked goods for a nutty crunch. Roasting the pine nuts will bring out their unique flavor to toss in salads, pastas, and other dishes.
1) Pine nuts are commonly heated to intensify their mild nutty flavor. To toast pine nuts in the oven, bake them on a flat tray at 325-degree F for 5-10 minutes, stirring them occasionally to ensure they're evenly toasted and golden brown.
2) To roast them in a dry skillet, cook the pine nuts over medium-low heat for only a few minutes, until they are lightly browned and be careful that they don't burn (small nuts heat up quickly)!
3) Roasted pine nuts go well with vegetables, on salads, and in pasta dishes. Pesto sauce is usually made with unheated pine nuts, but roasting the nuts can add a unique and deep nutty flavor.
4) Pine nuts used in baking can be unheated because roasting can overpower other ingredients in sweet recipes. Unroasted pine nuts add a delicate flavor and nutty crunch to cakes, cookies, and other baked goods.
Pine Nut Health Benefits
1) Oleic Acid: Pine nuts are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, like oleic acid. Oleic acid is responsible for lowering LDL "bad" cholesterol levels, improving antioxidant activity, and supporting cardiovascular function.
2) Appetite Suppressant: A paper presented in 2006 at the American Chemical Society discussed the results of pinolenic acid on feelings of hunger. Researchers found that pinolenic acid stimulates the release of hormones that suppress hunger and provide a sense of fullness.
3) Manganese: Pine nuts are a rich source of manganese, an essential mineral that aids our body's daily functions. Manganese plays a critical role in bone development, calcium absorption, blood sugar regulation, and other metabolic processes.
4) All-Around Health Nut: Pine nuts boast an impressive nutrient profile. They are an excellent source of protein, iron, dietary fiber, phosphorus, beta carotene, and vitamins B, E, & K. Adding a 1-oz. serving of pine nuts to your diet is a great way to enjoy their many health benefits.
How are pine nuts harvested?
Pine nuts are small, elongated, and edible seeds harvested from the cones of pine trees. When mature pine seeds are ready to be harvested, the cones are collected, dried, and processed to open their scales and remove the pine kernels. The labor-intensive extraction procedure contributes to the high price of pine nuts compared to other nut varieties.
As with many nuts, pine nuts have a high oil content that can make them spoil quickly if not properly stored. If you have remaining pine nuts within the first couple weeks of receiving them, they should be stored in the fridge and can be kept for up to 3 months. Pine nuts can also be be stored in the freezer for up to 9 months, and should be first transferred to a plastic bag within an airtight container.
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Susan June 28, 2011
“Finally I've found someone nuttier than I am. I don't know how you manage to ship so fast and so cheaply, but thanks.
The whole order (pine nuts, cashews, and peanut butter cups) is fantastic. I made the mistake of opening the cashews at the office, and let me tell you - they are disappearing fast!”
Sonia, East Patchogue, New York May 18, 2011
“I ordered two packs of pine nuts on Monday night and received them on Tuesday evening.It was just as I had expected!All the nuts were large and fresh looking minus the shriveled pieces and debris that I had encountered in pine nuts from another company. I tasted it right away! Very tasty, fresh and a welcomed addition to my pine nut biscotti.You truly get what you pay for ,never again will I order nuts from any place else, yours are the best!!!!!! ”
Sharon, Cozad, NE April 30, 2011
“Have ordered pine nuts here before and they are great. We use alot in salads and we are so glad to have this company to order from. Keep up the good work. ”
Art, Timberville, Virginia April 25, 2011
“You guys are NUTS!
I placed an order on Thursday afternoon. I prefer UPS, but with Fedex Home there was a chance it might come Saturday, so I went with Fedex.
But you guys are so quick, it actually showed up Friday!
Love your stuff.”
Olya, SLC, UT March 7, 2011
“Great customer service! Prompt delivery and excellent product will have me coming back again and again to nutsonline.com. Thank you!”
Michael, Staten Island, NY December 14, 2010
“Quick, very quick. Product looks good and a good price. Thank you.”
susan, corpus christi, tx May 22, 2010
“BEST pine nuts I've ever gotten! So fresh!”
Mary, Bayside, NY December 16, 2009
“Thanks so much for such quick and extremely pleasant service. My family will love the Pignoli cookies this Holiday. Your website is great!”
Rosella, Woodbridge, NJ November 25, 2009
“Wow. I'm seriously impressed.
Not wanting to drive to Brooklyn to get a good deal on pignoli nuts and almond paste, I went searching online.
Finding the almond paste in the 7 lb can was a thrill but at such a great price it was even better.
Wait, I'm not done raving. Comparing prices for pine nuts, the cost was comparable to other sites, but I loved how they described each variety in such detail. So I figured I'd order everything from here.
Well, I swear it wasn't 14 hours from when I ordered it, that it was at my door! When the doorbell rang, I was floored to see the FedEx guy standing there holding my Nuts Online box.
I think the FedEx guy thought I was nuts cause I just stared at him in disbelief at how fast I got my shipment.
I had heard of you guys because a dear friend of my daughter works for you, but I didn't figure out it was the same company until after I ordered.
He was right, you guys are awesome.
Not only the incredibly friendly and fun emails confirming my order and informing me it was delivered, but the speed of receiving it, the quality of the pine nuts blew me away for the price.
No more unnecessary trips to Brooklyn paying all those tolls, I found my special spot for nuts!
I've been shopping off the internet for more than 12 years (yup 12 years) and you guys absolutely own the experience.
If this is any indication of my holiday experience this year, yippee for me!
Thanks again for an incredible experience. My pignoli cookies are going to be awesome this year!”
Linda, chattanooga, tn October 14, 2009
“I ordered from you on Monday and the nuts arrived on Wednesday. The quality of the pine nuts is incredible. Compared to the nuts available locally these pine nuts should be labeled Colossal Pine Nut. The pistachios are the best. you have really done it now. You have another satisfied customer.”
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Jan, Lodi, CA August 29, 2014
“I have been searching in local markets for pine nuts without any luck. I am very pleased that your site is there and will shop it again.”
Serving Size 28g (~1 oz.)
(Approx. 16.2 Servings/Pound)
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories From Fat||160|
Packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and milk products.
Approximately 800 pieces per pound.
Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 6 months. This item can be frozen.
Country of Origin: China
|5 Pound Bags|
|27.5 Pound Cases|