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These premium pine nuts grown found in the western Himalayan forests of India (Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh). These are the pine nuts your grandparents baked with!
Chilgoza or Pine Seed/Nuts is a distinct pine variety found in the regions of India, Afghanistan and the specific area is the western forest of the Himalayas.
They are crunchy yet butter textured, pleasantly sweet and delicious pine nuts are small edible seeds of the female cone in a pine tree. Pine kernels are, indeed, a splendid source of plant derived nutrients, essential minerals, vitamins and "heart friendly" monounsaturated fatty acids that help benefit in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood.
The health benefits of Pine Nuts/Seeds are described below :
Pine Nuts Properties:
Zinc is an essential element that prevents the causes of unproductiveness. An adequate amount of zinc present in Chilgoza which helps in improving the sperm count and makes the sperm motile for impregnation. Zinc strengthens the immune system, and aids in faster healing of wounds, and prevents the regular occurrence of common cold.
Chilgoza pine nut is a rich source of magnesium. Adequate dose of magnesium prevents mood swings and melancholy. Zinc when consumed at night, helps people to relax their senses and muscles, and facilitates a good night's sleep.
Magnesium helps in the healthy structural development of the bones, hence pregnant and older women who require high bone density for their bodies to work optimally must consume this magical element, regularly. Magnesium present in Chilgoza Pine Nuts facilitates the transport of calcium in the body, and this in turn prevents joint pains and other body aches related to old age. A daily dose of chilgoza nuts promotes healthy heart functioning.
Chilgoza pine nut is highly rich in iron. This is a vital nutrient that is needed by the body to store oxygen and transport it to the vital organs. This chilgoza benefits during pregnancy, as it offers right amount of iron extremely beneficial for pregnant women as they get the required dosage of iron. The health and development of the brain of the child is induced if expectant mothers include this in their regular diet.
The Chilgoza pine nut is rich in energy-producing carbohydrates. The nutrients present in this nut lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and improves the good cholesterol (HDL) in the body. The presence of alpha-tocopherol helps the body to convert fats into energy, and this nut is rich in alpha tocopherol and hence induces fat burning process in the body. Squalene is another vital element that helps in faster reduction of LDL cholesterol.
Chilgoza pine nut has proper fatty acid composition when compared to other nuts, and that makes this nut beneficial for the heart. 90% of the fat in this nut is unsaturated and thus useful in preventing heart illnesses. The saturated fat in this nut is just limited to 10%, which prevents heart diseases.
Chilgoza pine nuts are an excellent source of appetite suppressant. This hormone makes the stomach feel full, and this ensures the craving for fatty foods is reduced. People seeking a way to lose weight should consume this nut. These pine nuts help in the release of CCK-8 hormone that produces Pinolenic Acid responsible for suppressing the appetite.
The Chilgoza pine nut is a rich source of vitamin E and has 9.33 mg per 100 grams. Vitamin E is also known as alpha-tocopherol, and this is useful in keeping skin moisture.
The protein value of Chilgoza pine nut is 24%, which prevents fatigue in muscles. By regularly consuming this nut muscle sprains and pains can be prevented. Lysine is a protein responsible for managing hypertension. It is present in abundant quantity in Chilgoza pine nut, and thus by regularly consuming this nut, you can prevent hypertension.
The Chilgoza pine nut contains different types of anti-oxidants such as Lycophene, Carotenoid, Tocopherols, Catechin, and Gallocatechin. All these anti-oxidants help promote optimal function of organs and keeps the skin healthy.