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Pine nutsPine nuts come from pine cones. They have the highest protein content of all nuts and are therefore especially recommended among vegetarians. They are also noted for their high phosphorus, iron and potassium content.
- Together with almonds, they have the highest protein content of all nuts and are therefore especially recommended among vegetarians.
- With regard to minerals, they are noted for their phosphorus (good for bones and teeth), iron and potassium content.
- Food: The use of pine nuts is basically limited to food and they are eaten as a snack and as an ingredient in sauces, meat products, baking and confectionery.
- Other uses: Aside from its fruit, the pine tree is also very useful for its resin, as a fuel and for manufacturing furniture, structures and utensils.