CHEMICAL AND NUTRITIONALPROFILE:

  1. Chilghoza is rich in proteins and carbohydrates.
  2. Some pine nuts are rich in fats also. They can go rancid fast, it is very safe to keep pine nuts in cool place or refrigerator.
  3. Pine nuts also have dietary fibers.
  4. They are high in Oleic acid, Linolic acid, Pinolenic acid, this pinolenic acid helps in release of hormones that suppresses appetite.
  5. On the basis of mineral contents, Chilghoza has good amount of Potassium, and is free of Sodium.
  6. Extremely high levels of Manganese and copper.
  7. This dry fruit is a rich source of Iron, Magnesium, Zinc, and Phosphorus.
  8. They are rich in Vitamin A, C, E,Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin.
  9. Pine nuts are totally Gluten free. Because of this property they can used by those who have allergy to wheat and have celiac diseases.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF PINE NUTS:

Pine nuts are not only used for their rich nutrient profile, but they are extremely good for health. There are many health benefits of Chilghoza;

    • Because of the pinoleic acid, which is very effective appetite suppressant it is used as an excellent aid for weight loss. It provides lot of satiety and helps control overeating.
    • These both helps in sharpening vision because it has Vitamin A,chilgoza has monounsaturated fat.
    • Pine nuts are also good source of iron so they are good for nervous system.
    • Pine seeds or Chilgoza has good quantity of Vitamin D, so is good in improving bone strength.
    • It is source of vitamin C, which boosts immunity system.
    • Pines or Chilgoza are good in anti-oxidant activity, so they help body to develop fighting power against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.
    • Magnesium and protein found in pine nuts are excellent source of energy, which reduces tiredness.
    • Improves cardiovascular health.
    • The mineral Magnesium is also known as the ‘Mood Mineral’.Pine nuts are rich in Magnesium. This mineral decreases anxiety, stress and depression.
    • Pine nuts have unsaturated fats, which help increase insulin sensitivity.
    • Moreover, when pine nuts are eaten as a part of the meal, they can reduce the overall glycemic index, this why they are good against diabetics.
    • The iron and copper in pine nuts help to combat anemia and increase hemoglobin.