What's Tasty at Sigona's Farmers Market

May 3, 2011

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

John Sigona’s Pick of the Week: Pine Nuts

Spectacular special!

Pine Nuts

4 oz. container, reg. $8.99

On sale for $4.99

Yes indeed…pine nuts have been expensive, expensive, expensive, but not at Sigona’s Farmers Market! From May 4 – 17, 2011 you’ll save a whopping $4 off the regular price of a 4oz. container…

So, now’s the time to go pine nut crazy!! Check out this YouTube video to see how I use pine nuts to make four easy, quick and creative recipes.

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

Pine nuts have a rich, delicate, nutty flavor—combine that with the intricate, physical effort involved in harvesting them (mostly done by hand, taking the pine nuts from the Pinecone) 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 three (3) months.

Some of the Many Health Benefits of Pine Nuts:

  • Good source of pinolenic acid—helps stimulate hormones, helps to curb appetite
  • Excellent source of Oleic Acid—helps control cholesterol, helpsto eliminate harmful Triglyceride levels—also, helps 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%
John outside with produce

John Sigona is the dried fruit & nut buyer for Sigona's Farmers Markets in Palo Alto and Redwood City, Calif.

Some of the many ways to use Pine Nuts:

  • 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

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