Firstly, pine ‘nuts’ are not actually nuts but are in fact the edible seeds from about 20 different species of pine cones. Technicalities aside, for Ancient Greeks and Romans, pine nuts were believed to be an aphrodisiac. They’ve certainly secured their spot in some of the most loved cuisines in history (pesto pasta anyone?) and the news to really go nuts about, is that these tiny seeds are bursting with health benefits too. Don’t let their small size fool you – pine nuts hit the mark in the nutrition stakes.