To produce pine nut oil we use technology that combines ancient traditions with contemporary knowledge. The cold-pressed method we use is good for the different stages of the refinement process.
The pine nut oil of Take Organic is extracted from selected kernels of the freshly shelled Siberian pine nuts. Nuts of Siberian cedars (Pinus sibirica) have the highest content of antioxidants and pinolenic acid, known for their health benefits. In order to preserve natural vitamins, acids and antioxidants in the pine nut oil, we apply a traditional mechanical cold pressing method. We use wooden presses to extract the oil from raw nut kernels and mechanical filters to refine the oil. Our pine nut oil is virgin, i.e. produced by mechanical means, without use of heat or chemicals.
The Siberian pine nut oil has a long history of therapeutic use in Siberia. Pine nuts and pine nut oil have always been a remedy and a very essential source of vitamins, nutrients, minerals for people living in distant and cold Siberian forests. Many Siberians still take a tablespoon of pine nut oil daily or use pine nut oil for cooking instead of olive, rice bran or any other vegetable oil.
Recent research revealed that the Siberian pine nut oil contains two main components beneficial for our health – antioxidants and pinolenic acid. Pinolenic acid is an unsaturated acid found exclusively in pine nut oil. According to Wikipedia: “the highest percentage of pinolenic acid is found in Siberian pine nuts and oil“. High levels of pinolenic acid are associated with reducing blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels, which may be helpful in preventing heart diseases (source: “Nutritional Sciences: From Fundamentals to Food” by M. McGuire and K. Beerman, January 2012).
The Siberian pine nut oil enhances performance of our metabolic and digestive systems and is rich in vitamins (Е, F, B1, В2, В3, В4, D) and minerals (potassium, sodium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, iodine). For prevention purposes, it is recommended to take a teaspoon of the Siberian pine nut oil three times a day, or a tablespoon twice a day, 30-40 minutes before a meal. Please, note that pine nut oil is not a medicine.
Our pine nut oil is a gourmet culinary oil that adds a fine taste and fragrance to a variety of dishes, such as fruit and vegetable salads, porridge, pastas and sauces (e.g. a pesto sauce). The pine nut oil can be mixed with olive oil or other vegetable oil at the volume ratio of 20:80 (20% of pine nut oil, 80% of olive oil). In addition to being used as any other vegetable oil, pine nut oil is an exquisite ingredient in a kitchen for its gentle flavour and aroma. It makes an excellent fruit and vegetable salad dressing; is great for desserts, hot dishes and baking. We don’t recommend using the pine nut oil for frying and very high heat cooking, if you want to keep its natural ingredients and health benefits.
Nutrients. Pine nut oil is a natural diet product, it enhances metabolism and aids digestion. It is superior to other vegetable oils in regard to the vitamins and minerals that it contains. The Vitamin E content of pine nut oil exceeds that of olive oil by five times and coconut oil by three times. It contains three times more vitamin F than is found in any cod-liver oil based supplements.
Ingredients: 100% pine nut oil.
Nutritional value per 100 g: 99.8g of fats, 56mg of vitamin E.