Pine seeds have edible kernels, yet about twenty species of pine produce seeds that are large enough.
In Europe, umbel pine seeds have been collected since more than 6,000 years ago.
In Asia, Korean pine has seeds with the highest international trade value.
Another species is the Chelgoza pine, which grows in the western Himalayas (eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan and India) and its seeds are of nutritional importance.
In the Americas, Indians have long been collecting pine nuts.
In South America, Brazilian pine produces the largest pine nuts.
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