The villagers locally source and pick the kernels from wild growing pine trees. Then the pine nuts are extracted from the kernels by hand, where they then are brought to our factory for processing.
We make sure that each pine nut is processed to our high standards. The sustaiebility of the forest and the natural habitat is important for us.
The Siberian Cedar also known in the West as the Siberian pine is one-off the most beautiful and majestic trees said to have healing properties. The Russian name “Sibirsky kedr” is often mis-translated in English as “Siberian cedar” usually refers to this pine and not to cedars.
Cedar wood excretes phytoncids, which destroy disease-inducing micro-organisms and serve to purify the air with healing and healthful properties. Cedar nuts of the cedar tree take two years to mature during which time the tree is said to accumulate positive cosmic energy claimed by the writings of “ringing Cedars.”
The most exquisite pine nuts come from the Altai region and there is nothing quite like fresh nuts. They are just amazing after you peel off the dark shell and you find a white pine nut, rich in oils and the taste is intense. These do not compare to anything you’ll find in the west.
Cedar nut has a unique set of vitamins and nutrients for the body. The protein in the pine nut is balanced and almost identical to the protein in human tissues, so the body absorbs it almost 100%. Contains vitamins of all groups, as well as essential fatty acids and amino acids.
Cedar seed kernels contain a huge amount of vitamins and fats, so they are widely used in medicine and food industry. The minerals contained in the seeds of cedar, contribute to the improvement of memory and are a valuable source of vegetable protein and fat. Moderate seed intake strengthens the immune system and restores the nervous system, strengthens the heart and blood vessels.
The kernels of pine nuts contain a large amount of mineral substances. On average, 2.6% of metals, macro (magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and sodium) and trace elements (manganese, iron, zinc, copper, silicon, molybdenum, iodine, aluminum, nickel, boron, lead, cobalt, silver, strontium ). The amniotic membrane also contains phosphorus, calcium, sulfur, iron, potassium, silicon and manganese. Only 100 g. Of cedar seeds provide a daily human need for such deficient trace elements as manganese, zinc, cobalt and copper.
Cedar nut is a powerful antioxidant. The carbohydrate content in it is not constant. Everything depends on the stage of maturity of the seeds, as well as on the time of their storage. The mature seeds contain sucrose and raffinose, in immature - monozyzes. It is also rich in lecithin, which is extremely necessary for nerve cells and normal brain function.