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Health Benefits: Pine nuts are calorie –rich edible nuts, providing 673 calories per 100 g. Pine nuts are rich source of Monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid and an excellent source of omega -3 fatty acids which help in lowering the LDL i.e. “bad cholesterol” and increasing the HDL i.e. the “good cholesterol” thus preventing coronary artery diseases and strokes. Pine nuts contain essential fatty acid, pinolenic acid which is scientifically proven to curb appetite thus helping in weight loss. An excellent source of Vitamin E, which is 9.33 mg per 100 g i.e. about 62% of RDA. It is required for maintain the cell membrane and protecting skin from harmful oxygen free radicals. Pine nuts are gluten free, thus is a healthy alternative for people with wheat food allergy. They are packed with important B – complex groups of vitamins and are an incredible source of minerals such as manganese, potassium, calcium iron etc. Precaution Safety: Pine nut allergy may occur in some sensitive individuals. The reaction symptoms may range from simple skin itching to severe reactions such as breathing difficulty, pain abdomen, vomiting and diarrhea.Cross-reactions may also occur with some other nuts and fruits, especially fruits like mango, cashew nuts, pistachio etc. Persons with known allergic reactions to these nuts may therefore need to observe caution while eating them. Storage: Unshelled nuts have long shelf life and can be stored for many months. Shelled kernels deteriorate soon if exposed to warm, humid conditions. Therefore, store shelled nuts in airtight jars and store inside the refrigerator. culinary uses: Enjoy eating them as snacks as you they can be roasted, salted or sweetened. Use them in granolas, biscuits, cookies, chocolates and crunch bar preparations. Add as toppings in yogurt, pizzas, and pies or crush them and sprinkle over salads,desserts, sundaes and other cream based products. Can be frequently being eaten with meat, fish and other vegetable dishes.