The kernel of pine nut contains: fats, lecithin, nitrogenous substances and including whites, carbohydrates, ashes, moisture, glucose, fructose, sucrose, starch, dextrins, pentozana, cellulose
Also pine nut contains such macrocells as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium; minerals - iron, manganese, copper, zinc, molybdenum, silicon, aluminum, iodine, pine forest, nickel, cobalt, lead, strontium, silver. Even the amniotic cover of seeds contains vital for the person macro - and minerals such as phosphorus, sulfur, calcium, potassium, iron, manganese and silicon.
In 100 g of kernels of cedar seeds such quantity of scarce minerals which is capable to provide daily need of the person for manganese, copper, zinc and cobalt contains.
In white of kernels of cedar seeds 14 amino acids are defined, 70% belong to irreplaceable, one of which — аргинин (about 20%) plays an irreplaceable role in development of the growing organism.
Pine nut contains practically all irreplaceable amino acids, polynonsaturated fatty acids, vitamins: And, B, C, D, E, P. The biological value of kernels of pine nuts is caused by the high content of B1 vitamin and vitamin E.
Consumption of pine nut allows to compensate "proteinaceous hunger" by that who passed to vegetarian food. Vegetable protein of pine nut is ideally balanced and on structure is close to proteins of tissue of the person and is acquired by an organism for 99%. Other factor defining high nutritional value of pine nut is that pine nut contains practically all irreplaceable amino acids, polynonsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, mineral elements.
Being natural foodstuff pine nut has no contraindications to the use both in food, and in the treatment-and-prophylactic purposes. Pine nut at immunodeficiency, allergic diseases, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, diseases of digestive tract including a stomach and zhelchekamenny ulcer is especially useful.