Pine nut oilcake
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Pine nut oilcake is what remains from the kernels of pine nuts after the oil is pressed out of them by cold pressing. Despite this, cedar oil cake is a complete product, since it fully retains all the vitamins and minerals inherent in whole pine nuts, and even about 30% oil. Thus, cedar nut cake is a valuable product that is actively used in medicine and cooking.
Externally, pine nut oilcake resembles oatmeal, or muesli. Its taste is sweetish, slightly resinous, with a slight bitterness. Well, the smell, of course, is cedar, like whole nuts. In general, the cake looks really like pine nuts, only very dry and flattened, since oil was squeezed out of them.
Pine nut oilcake has a composition that is almost identical to that of a full - fledged pine nut, except for the amount of fat, which is noticeably less in the oilcake (and this is natural, since the cake is obtained as a result of oil extraction). In addition to fats, the oil cake contains:
- Proteins. Pine nut oilcake has a lot of easily digestible protein with a high content of amino acids, which are necessary for the proper functioning of the human body.
- Carbohydrates. Also in the oilcake, it is worth noting the high content of easily digestible carbohydrates. At the same time, a sufficient fiber content is released - up to 5% , and at the same time the minimum amount of fructose and sucrose.
- Vitamins. Vitamin A, B vitamins (B1, B2, B3), tocopherols (vitamin E).
- Minerals. Here you can highlight the high content of magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt. Cedar oilcake is of particular interest as a natural source of iodine. Other micro and macro elements: calcium, potassium, silicon, vanadium, molybdenum, nickel, iron, tin, boron, sodium, barium, silver, aluminum).
The calorie content of pine nut oilcake is approximately 432 Kcal per 100 grams of product.
Storage rules and shelf life
- It is recommended to store pine nut oilcake in a dark, cool place, protected from sunlight. The ideal place is a refrigerator.
- The most preferred container for storing cedar oilcake is glassware or a jar with a lid. The lid should not be tightened all the way so that the nuts do not suffocate, but at the same time they do not become saturated with foreign odors. The lid can be replaced with a piece of cloth by tying it tightly around the neck of the can.
- The shelf life of cedar nut oilcake, subject to all conditions of proper storage, is no more than 3 months. The freezer will extend the storage period by about two times.