Pine nuts, the beneficial properties and contraindications of which are described in Wikipedia, are present not only in the diet of people, they are eaten by forest birds and animals. Initially, the seeds of Siberian pines were used for culinary purposes - as an ingredient in the preparation of first and second courses, desserts. Later, scientists discovered their nutritional value, which is striking in the variety of useful elements contained in the composition:
19 amino acids;
vitamins A, E, C, K, the whole group B;
macro- and microelements;
sucrose, fructose and glucose.
The beneficial properties of pine nuts are due to the content of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus and silver. Depending on the place of growth, the seeds also contain iodine, manganese, copper, cobalt and molybdenum.