Do you know a foodie? What a better way to say 'I'm NUTS about you' than giving them a Bear full of nuts?
🎁 Our NUTTY BEAR will make a cute, fun, and functional addition to any Personalised Gift Basket you might be putting together for that someone special. It would also work as a stand-alone stocking stuffer or treat.
DIMENSIONS: 4.5" (11.5 cm.) tall | 2.5" (6 cm.) wide. NUTS net weight: 1oz. (28 gr.)
ABOUT OUR SIBERIAN CEDAR PINE NUTS
✅ Wild harvested in Altai, Russia
✅ Air-dried and ready to use.
✅ Untreated (haven't been soaked in or washed with any chemicals).
💚 Although pine nuts technically are not nuts (they are seeds), they can cause allergies. The good news is that these are very rare cases.
✅ How to shell the nuts?
Step #1: Place the pine nuts in a bowl and fill it to the top with hot (not boiling) water. Soak for 10-15 minutes.
Step #2: Keep the nuts that sink to the bottom and throw away the nuts that float, as the floating nuts are most likely empty.
*You should expect about some nuts to float.
Step #3: Shell the nuts with your hands. Holding a pine nut in your hand, place your nail inside the pine nut opening and make a divot. Then, pinch the sides with your fingers and roll it until the shell and outer skin rubs off.
* If you have short fingernails or can't seem to open the pine nuts, you can also try nutcracker, pliers, or garlic press. Make sure to apply low pressure, so the nut doesn't get smashed and mixed in with the cracked shell.
** There are many more techniques, so you may do your own research or you might already know how to shell the nuts.
✅ Can I use shells?
Siberian cedar pine nut shells are used as a component for balsams and tinctures. Cedar nut shell infusions have astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. In folk medicine, cedar nut shell infusions are used to aid liver and kidney disorders, osteoporosis, and arthritis.
✅ Can I use the nuts to plant my own cedar tree?
Those are freshly harvested (2019) untreated cones, hence they are potent, just as they were when they fell off the tree in Taiga. You may definitely try to seed your own tree (could be a cool project to do with kids). Here is how:
Step #1: Soak nuts in the water for 2-3 days at room temperature.
Step #2: Throw away the nuts that float, as the floating nuts are most likely empty.
*You should expect some nuts to float.
Step #3: Mix the nuts with calcined clay in the ratio of 1 part nuts to 3 parts of clay. Place the mix into cold (30-32F | 0-1C) ventilated place and store for 4 months.
Step #4: Plant the pointy end down 1.5" (4 cm.) deep, in a pot with loam (we recommend any bonsai soil mix).
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 15-20