Pine nuts have a very beneficial effect on the human body, normalizing the activity of the nervous system and improving the composition of the blood. In addition, pine nuts contain a complex of vitamins B, U and Z. One bad thing is that it is quite difficult to peel them, since if you break pine nuts, they flatten.
- - frying pan;
- - oven;
- - pliers or pliers;
- - boiling water.
Pine nuts are easy to bite through if they are first calcined in a frying pan or baking sheet, and then poured over with water for a while. At the same time, the kernels of the nuts do not lose their nutritional and taste qualities, and the shell becomes soft and pliable.
To remove the nuts from the pine cone, place it in the stove or oven. The cone will soften, and the kernels of the nuts themselves will become fragrant, soft and acquire a kind of pleasant taste. Such shells are easy to bite through and break.
The following method is practiced in Buryatia. A glass of walnut is poured with boiling water for 15 minutes, wait until it becomes soft, and then split with teeth from the blunt side.
You can crack the nuts with pliers. Many pliers and pliers have indentations in the jaws that, when closed, form a circle or oval that is smaller than a nut. Place nuts in this slot and press down. Insert the nut horizontally, not standing, with a wider side. If you do everything right, the shell will burst and the kernel will remain intact.
Instead of pliers, you can recommend a garlic press (garlic press or crush). Put the nucleolus into it and press down. Just pre-calculate the force of the blow so that the porridge does not come out of the shell and kernel as a result.
Pine nut has practically no contraindications, but its excessive use can cause a violation of taste sensations, the appearance of a metallic or bitter taste in the mouth. These violations usually go away on their own in a few days.