Pine nuts are edible kernels extracted from the seed of a variety of species of pine tree. The seeds are typically thick-shelled and grow inside of pine cones that look very similar to the pine cones that grow on more common pines grown for timber. Cone harvesting and extraction and preparation of the kernels are time-consuming and costly – contributing to the high prices at which pine nuts sell.
Pinoli Ltd is privately-owned and is dedicated only to growing and processing the finest pine nuts. They have been growing their orchards for over twenty years and process their pine nuts in a world-class facility built in 2013 in Marlborough, NZ. They supply to fine food lovers within NZ and Australia and they even export product to Europe.
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