The Pinon Pine tree is the New Mexico state tree and the nut is the seed from that tree. Considered a natural delicacy in New Mexico, the seeds are hand gathered in the fall and stored for use throughout the year.
Shelled pinon is sold raw and is typically used in cooking and baking but can be roasted for snacking if desired. Substitute 1:1 for other nuts in your favorite recipe. Includes roasting instructions and a recipe for Pinon Pesto sauce.
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