Pine nuts (also called pignoli or pine nuts) are the seeds of pine trees and can be commonly found in pineapples. According to Michigan State University, the pine nuts we buy generally come from pine nuts and pine nuts, because they produce a larger seed that is better to eat and easier to harvest. Pineapples are made up of superimposed scales and pine nuts are found inside each scale. The scales break open when exposed to heat or dryness.
If you leave the bag in a warm, dry and sunny place, the cones will release the nuts on their own. This saves time when harvesting pine nuts from pineapples. It should be obvious, but those expensive pine nuts that we buy in supermarkets come from pine trees. All pine trees produce nuts that can be eaten.
However, some species have much smaller nuts. If you're serious about harvesting your own pine nuts, you should look for some pine trees in early summer. Pineapples are usually ready to harvest from July to November, depending on where you live. In Sweden, pineapples are available in markets in November.
The pineapple is not the only cover for the seed; each pine nut has a second shell that must be removed before eating. I suggest you start looking for some pine trees now and return there in late summer to harvest them. First hang a tarp around the tree you want to harvest from and, above, hang a small bird net on the canvas to keep the bugs away and, hopefully, when the cones open, you can expect the pine nuts to fall through the net and get trapped by the canvas. The fact that it takes a lot of time and patience is an understatement and justifies the high price of pine nuts worldwide.
Pine nuts are one of the most expensive nuts on the market due to the time needed to grow them and the effort involved in harvesting the seeds from their protective shell. Species with larger nuts are worth exploring and saving yourself some trouble with peeling. You may be familiar with pine nuts, the delicious little teardrop-shaped nut often used to make pesto and to cook other dishes. There is an easy alternative method; if it's late in the season and the pineapples have opened, you can use this method to harvest the pine nuts.
But, to eat every day, you can give up and buy half a kilo of shelled pine nuts instead of doing the work yourself. First, you'll need pine trees with low branches that contain open, unopened pineapples. If you have a stone pine tree in your backyard, you can also start harvesting pine nuts from pineapples. Yes, I have two pine nut trees in my house, but before this post I never had a clue how to harvest and now I will try to get a lot of pine nuts, thank you very much for your knowledge to share with people.
Most people peel pine nuts with their teeth, much like you would eat a sunflower seed with a shell.