Pine seeds in honey, a natural aphrodisiac
Since ancient Greece, pine seeds have been preserved in bee honey and used as an aphrodisiac. Pine seeds are a healthy, significant source of fatty acids, sterols and stanols, fiber, protein, minerals such as magnesium, manganese, zinc, vitamins and especially vitamins A, E and K, ... and the combination with honey does not it only enhances them.
- - glass container with lid (jar)
- We prepare the quantities of ingredients.
Pine seeds must be raw, by heat processing they lose their properties.
Bee honey is important to be as liquid as possible (not sugary) so that it can drain through pine seeds and soak / soak them. It can be any type of honey.
- We put the pine seeds in the glass container (jar).
- Add the bee honey, little by little, with breaks to drain through the pine seeds.
- After adding the honey, put the lid on and leave to macerate for at least 2 weeks, in a ventilated place away from light (pantry).
In optimal conditions (container kept closed, in ventilated places and away from light), the validity of this maceration is 24 months!
From the opening of the jar, we recommend consumption in a maximum of 3 months!
→ It will result in a mixture with a special taste, the pine seeds absorb from the sweetness of bee honey and become slightly sugary, like a fondant.
→ In combination with honey, the nutrients and macronutrients in pine seeds are practically potentiated, thus providing the body with a high intake of vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, sterols, stanols, proteins, antioxidants.
→ Pine seeds contain a significant amount of vitamin A, but also lutein (an essential antioxidant), which helps maintain eye health and prevent cataracts.
→ Pine seed macerate in honey is a high-calorie product, so it should be consumed in moderation, especially if you are trying to lose weight!
→ Storage and validity: the container should be kept closed at room temperature (~ 20ºC), protected from light. It is recommended for consumption within a maximum of 24 months if it is kept in optimal conditions (“airy and light-protected place”) and if it is not opened. Once the container is opened, it is recommended to consume it in a maximum of 3 months.
⚠ Cures of 1-2 months with a minimum of 2 weeks break are recommended.
⚠ In children, the amount will be halved (the spoon will become a teaspoon)!
- tonic, natural aphrodisiac;
- strengthens the immune system;
- important source of monounsaturated (oleic acid) and polyunsaturated (linoleic acid) fats; Omega 6, 9, 3 fatty acids, sterols and stanols;
- healthy source of fiber;
- rich in vitamins A, E and K;
- source of minerals such as: manganese, magnesium zinc, iron, phosphorus and potassium;
- a good source of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, folate, choline;
- rich in antioxidants, due to the significant amount of lutein contained;
- helps prevent muscle cramps, especially in athletes;
- healthy source of protein (30g protein per ~ 100g of pine seeds);
- good for colds and flu, fluidifies bronchial secretions;
- maintain hormonal balance;
- prevents premature aging;
- nutritious, caloric product;
- helps you lose weight by suppressing your appetite, thanks to pinoleic acid;
Supports heart and blood vessel health:
- helps maintain heart health;
- reduces bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides due to oleic acid;
- helps increase the level of good HDL cholesterol;
- helps regulate blood pressure;
- increase the blood's ability to clot, due to the impressive amount of vitamins E and K;
- helps prevent the development of atheroma plaques on the walls of blood vessels;
Supports the nervous system:
- stimulates and improves brain function;
- removes fatigue, anxiety, depression and stress due to its significant magnesium content;
Supports vision, eye health:
- beneficial for eye health, being rich in vitamin A and lutein;
- successfully fights against cataracts;
May prevent diabetes:
- use only in combination with acacia honey, which contains the highest amount of chromium and is good for diabetics;
- reduces the risk of diabetes due to the balance between fat, fiber and protein;
- magnesium in pine seeds may help to improve the ability of insulin to absorb glucose;
- caloric product, so pay attention to the amount consumed, not to gain weight;
- allergies to those allergic to those ingredients;
- Excessive consumption can lead to fattening, being a high-calorie product;
- diabetics should take care of the honey used, possibly using acacia honey as pure as possible.
- contraindicated for those allergic to nuts and seeds or pine pollen;
Therefore, for a correct diagnosis and treatment, it is recommended to consult a specialist.