Pine trees are mostly found in the northern hemisphere in the colder places. In India, Himachal Pradesh is where most pine nuts are grown. Pine nuts can contain anywhere from 10 to 30 percent protein. Which makes they a very good source of protein. In cooking pine nuts play an especially special role in Italian food. Basil pesto sauce. There’s no real pesto without pine nut.
It is also commonly called as Chilgoza nut in India.