Pine nuts are grown all around the Mediterranean and come from the kind of pine trees that grow in the Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Park.
Pine nuts are an off-white colour, oval shaped and grow inside a woody shell, covered with fine dark powder. Pine nuts from the Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Park carry an official quality certification which is only awarded to organic food products.
The pine cones are harvested when they are still closed and are left in the sun to open up naturally. The shelled pine nuts are then left to dry. They are available all year round and are used in many sweet and savoury dishes.