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Pedrajas Pine Nuts
of San Esteban

Discover excellence in every bite with authentic pine nuts from Pedrajas de San Esteban. Sourced from the most fertile and carefully selected fields, our pine nuts are a testament to the unparalleled flavor of this region.
In each pine nut you will find the freshness and quality that distinguish us.

Natural pine nuts

Explore the freshness and quality of our natural pine nuts, a
delight straight from nature to your table. Our natural pine nuts are carefully selected to guarantee their incomparable flavor and texture.

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Frequently asked questions about our sprockets

How many grams of pine nuts can be eaten per day?

The recommended amount of pine nuts to be consumed daily may vary according to individual needs and the context of each person's diet. However, in general, a moderate consumption of pine nuts is suggested due to their high caloric and fat content, even though these fats are healthy. It is considered that an average adult can consume a standard serving of pine nuts equivalent to approximately 30 grams, which can provide a good dose of nutrients and energy. However, it is important to consider specific dietary recommendations and consult with a health professional to determine the appropriate amount of pine nuts for your individual needs and health goals.

Where do our pine nuts come from?

Our pine nuts come exclusively from the pine forests of Pedrajas de San Esteban, a region known for the exceptional quality of its pine nuts. Located in a privileged natural environment, the pine forests of Pedrajas offer the ideal conditions for growing pine nuts of the highest quality. At Piñonsol we work closely with local producers to ensure that our pine nuts are fresh, authentic and full of flavor. From the forests of Pedrajas directly to your table, we offer you the best of Castilian nature in every bite.

What does the pinion provide?

Pine nuts are a nutritionally rich source of a wide range of health benefits, as are many nuts. They are especially known for being an excellent source of healthy fats, including monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are beneficial for the heart. In addition, pine nuts are rich in protein, fiber, vitamins and essential minerals such as magnesium, zinc and vitamin E.. These small but mighty nuts are also a source of antioxidants, which can help fight oxidative stress in the body. In addition, they can help combat constipation in children. Incorporating pine nuts into your diet can promote satiety, cardiovascular health and overall wellness.

How do you eat the pine nut?

Pine nuts are versatile and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways in the kitchen. They can be eaten raw as a healthy snack, toasted or roasted to enhance their flavor and add texture to salads, pasta dishes or desserts, or even used as the main ingredient in recipes such as pesto, a sauce that is easy to add to pasta and meat dishes. Their mild flavor and crunchy texture make them the perfect complement to a wide variety of dishes.

What is the name of the tree that gives the pinion?

The tree that produces pine nuts is known as the stone pine, whose scientific name is Pinus pinea. This tree is native to the Mediterranean region and is appreciated both for its ornamental value and for its fruit, the pine nuts. The stone pine is a hardy species that grows in temperate climates and can be found in various parts of the world where conditions are favorable for its cultivation. In Castilla y León, the stone pine is found mainly in the province of Valladolid, specifically in Pedrajas de San Esteban, where it is cultivated with dedication and care to produce the delicious pine nuts that are appreciated for their unique flavor and exceptional quality.

When is pine nut season?

The pine nut season varies according to the region and local climatic conditions. In general, the pine nut harvest usually occurs once a year, in the fall. However, the maturity of pine nuts may depend on factors such as geographical location, climate and the life cycle of the tree. In our case, in Pedrajas de San Esteban, Valladolid, the pine nut season usually begins in September or October, when the pine nuts reach their full development and are ready to be harvested. It is during this time of the year when you can enjoy the freshness and quality of freshly harvested pine nuts.

How are pine nuts preserved?

To keep pine nuts fresh and tasty for longer, it is important to follow a few simple tips.
It is advisable to store pine nuts in an airtight container, preferably in a cool, dark place, such as the pantry or refrigerator in hot periods such as summer, when temperatures in homes and pantries rise considerably. Avoiding exposure to heat and humidity will help maintain freshness longer. In addition, some choose to store pine nuts in the freezer to prolong their shelf life. However, it is important to remember that pine nuts can easily absorb odors, so it is advisable to keep them away from foods with strong odors. By following these simple tips, you can enjoy the quality and flavor of pine nuts for longer.

How do I know if the sprockets are out of date?

Identifying whether pine nuts have expired is crucial to ensure freshness and quality. Some signs that pine nuts may have expired include changes in color, texture or flavor. Fresh pine nuts should have a uniform, bright color, while expired pine nuts may show discoloration or dark spots. In addition, the texture of fresh pine nuts should be firm and crunchy, whereas expired pine nuts may feel mushy or rancid. If you detect an unpleasant odor or notice a bitter or rancid taste when you taste the pine nuts, it is likely that they have expired. To ensure the freshness and safety of pine nuts, it is advisable to store them properly and consume them before the expiration date indicated on the package, if there is one.

When can children eat pine nuts?

Pine nuts are a nutritious and delicious option for children, but it is important to introduce them into their diet in the right way. In general, pine nuts can be introduced in the diet of children from three years of age, as long as there are no known allergies to nuts in the family and always making sure that the child does not choke if he eats the whole pine nut. It is important to remember that pine nuts are a calorie-dense food, so they should be offered in portions appropriate for the age and size of the child. Pine nuts can be an excellent choice as a snack or as an ingredient in dishes such as salads, yogurts or smoothies. When introducing pine nuts into the diet of children, it is important to monitor their consumption and observe any allergic reactions. Always consult with a pediatrician or child nutrition specialist for specific feeding recommendations for your child.