Pine Nut (With Shell) / Chilgoza

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Grown predominantly in the Northern Hemisphere, pinenuts are considered as nutritious snacks that can be roasted or eaten raw. 100 grams of dry kernels of pinenuts provide 673 calories, phytochemicals, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. (1)Pinenuts & Cancer
Extensive studies are done on pinenuts to elucidate their cancer-fighting properties. Studies have shown that beta-sitosterol found in pinenuts interferes with the cell signalling pathways stimulating apoptosis (natural and controlled death of cells) and inhibiting the cell cycle, proliferation, inflammation and metastasis (spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another).

According to research beta-sitosterol works effectively against a wide range of cancer including breast, colon, lung, ovarian, prostate and stomach cancer. (2)

As per evidence antioxidant properties present in pinenuts helps in alleviating oxidative stress which is considered a risk factor for cancer. Reactive oxygen species decrease in the bloodstream which protects and restores natural enzymatic oxidants of the body.

According to research, studies have indicated that beta-sitosterol acts as an effective chemopreventive drug. (2)

Alpha-tocopherol present in pinenuts acts as an effective antioxidant which helps in decreasing the growth of carcinogenic cells. (3)


  1. In a study published in the British Journal of Cancer, consumption of nuts like pinenuts reduced the mortality rate of individuals affected with prostate cancer by 34%. (4)
  2. In the study, beta-sitosterol has provided desired effects against cancers by interfering with the cell signalling pathways. (5)
  3. In a study, it was concluded that Beta-sitosterol worked as an effective agent to reduce 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH) -induced oxidative stress in rats and could therefore be used as a chemopreventive drug. (6)

It is best advised that an individual should have potion control while consuming nuts.  According to the general rule of thumb, pine nuts can be consumed 2 tablespoons in a day. (7)

Pinenuts should be kept in airtight containers in cool dark spots. It should be consumed quickly or can be stored in the freezer to increase shelf life.  (7)

The side effects due to un-recommended consumption of pine nuts include;

  1. Development of anaphylactic response or IgE mediated allergic reaction to pine nuts.
  2. The appearance of “pine mouth” syndrome, is characterized by a bitter or metallic taste in the mouth after consumption of pine nuts.


  1. Fatima Hallal. 4 Impressive Health Benefits of Pine Nuts
  2. Pine Nuts – Claiming Their Rightful Place at the Table
  3. Nuts For Cancer Prevention- Health Benefits and Hype
  4. Research Paper: Study links tree nut consumption to prostate cancer mortality
  5. Research Paper: Beta-Sitosterol: A Promising but Orphan Nutraceutical to Fight Against Cancer
  6. Research Paper: β-sitosterol prevents lipid peroxidation and improves antioxidant status and histoarchitecture in rats with 1,2-dimethylhydrazine-induced colon cancer
  7. The number of nuts you should eat every day (and why you don’t need to activate them)

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