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Barbara Romney CriswellMarch 2, 2016

I agree with the above comment. I lived for years on the Navajo Reservation. My kids would cross the road and head up to the red rocks where the stunted Pinon trees grew and would come home loaded with pine nuts. Yes, they grow inside shells inside a pine cone. They are a wonderful treat and we have wonderful memories; but they include the shells. I hated to have to clean them up after everyone was thru munching. ;o))

Joyce BroderickMarch 2, 2016

Whoever wrote this article does not know much about Pine Nuts. My Father, E Golden Howlett, his brothers and his family were pine nut hunters. They taught my husband and I and our children by taking us Pine Nut Hunting. Our older children remember our one big trip out to Nevada in the fall of 1963. It was one year that the Pine Nut Trees were loaded with cones full of nuts. The picture you show in the article is a fake. Pine nuts grow inside a shell found in the pine cones. You make it look like the white meat of the pine nuts just come out free of a shell. It just happens I have a few still in the shell in my freezer. I often fill a small bag of nuts and spend an evening shelling them out to eat. You can find them already shelled in specialty stores. Contact me if you want to know more.



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