What's Tasty at Sigona's Farmers Market

December 15, 2010

John Sigona’s Dried Fruit Pick of the Week: Pine Nuts

Filed under: Dried Fruit & Nut Specials — Sigona's @ 10:07 am

John Sigona’s Dried Fruit Pick of the Week: Pine Nuts

John Sigona partners with local farmers to get spectacular prices on all your favorite dried fruits & nuts!

Pine Nuts

(4 oz. container)

Regularly $8.99

On sale for $5.99

This is the lowest price pine nuts have been in quite a while…so…do not miss out on our spectacular special!

Pine Nuts are a truly spectacular food. They are an absolutely wonderful, healthy and versatile gift from nature.

John Sigona, our dried fruit and nut buyer.

We who are on to them know Pine Nuts are expensive but we continue to buy them because we appreciate how uniquely excellent they are. THAT IS WHY THIS SPECIAL PRICE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!

Pine Nuts come from pine cones, which of course, come from Pine Trees—imagine the labor involved, nearly all done by hand. Sometimes bad weather wreaks havoc upon this most delicate nut. (Pine Nuts actually are a seed, but calling them a nut has been universally accepted.)

Pine Nuts have a rich, delicate, nutty flavor—combine that with the intricate physical effort involved in harvesting them and they are, indeed, quite a temptation.

Pine Nuts are best stored in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to one month. You may store them in your freezer for up to (3) months.

There are numerous beneficial health reasons to love these incredible wonders.

Some of the Many Health Benefits of Pine Nuts:

  • Good source of Pinoleic Acid—helps stimulate hormones, helping to curb appetite
  • Excellent source of Oleic Acid—helps control cholesterol, helping to eliminate harmful Triglyceride levels—also, helping to protect arteries
  • High Magnesium—helps ease muscle cramps, tension and fatigue
  • Helps body to absorb calcium—aiding bones and teeth
  • Very High antioxidants—which fight free radicals that cause many sicknesses
  • Excellent source of fiber

Some of the Vitamins and Minerals (1 oz.) from Pine Nuts:

  • 17% Magnesium
  • 16% Phosphorus
  • Iron 8%
  • Thiamin 7%
  • Potassium 165 mg
  • Vitamin E 13%
  • Vitamin K 19%

Some of the many ways to use Pine Nuts:

  • In Pesto Recipes
  • In Pasta Dishes
  • In Rice Dishes
  • On Pizza
  • In Stuffing Mixes
  • In Salads
  • In Salad Dressings
  • Fish, Vegetable, Chicken and Meat Dishes
  • Finely Blended in Baby Food
  • Enjoy out of hand


Basil & Pine Nut Pesto

Add the following together in a blender or food processor:

  • Medium Bunch Fresh Basil—rinse in cold water, pat dry with a paper towel
  • (4oz.) Raw Pine Nuts, Shelled
  • One-Half Cup Fresh Peeled Garlic

Blend a bit and then pour in the following.

  • 2.5 Cups Sigona’s Fresh Press Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Continue blending all ingredients together until smooth — Ok if slightly chunky.

Your Fresh Pesto may be used immediately or stored in the refrigerator for (2) days—You can fresh freeze it for up to (2) months in small serving size containers that are capped air-tight— to use fresh frozen, remove from freezer and place in refrigerator until thawed out.

Grate Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese on top of any dish using fresh pesto prior to serving, such as Pasta Con Pesto. Simply mix cooked and drained pasta with fresh pesto and then top with cheese prior to serving.



  1. I bought the pine nuts yesterday and did NOT get the sale price.

    Comment by Linda Ericson — January 1, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    • Hi Linda – we’re sorry about the price discrepancy. Do you still have your receipt? We’ve double checked our registers this morning at both stores and the pine nuts are ringing up at $5.99 each (regularly $8.99), but there may have been an error yesterday. We’ll be connecting with you via email to help correct this pricing issue.

      The Sigona’s Crew

      Comment by Sigona's — January 3, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

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