Master plant: Pinus cembra var. sibirica L.
Pinaceae (Pine family)
The Siberian pine is also called Siberian cedar, grows up to 40 meters high and is spread between the Urals and the Pacific Ocean.
Characteristics and substances:
Cedar nut oil is particularly rich in unsaturated fatty acids (about 90%). Particularly, the pinolenic acid is a 2-unsaturated fatty acid which is not an omega-6 but omega-5 fatty acid.
The cedar nuts also contain the vitamins B1, B2, niacin and above all vitamin E. Phosphorus, iron and lecithin are also included.
The light yellow to gold or amber oil is less suitable for frying because of its low smoke point, but is used to "round off" the taste of food. With a nutty, spicy flavor it is particularly suitable in the kitchen for cold dishes such as salads, raw food and fruit dishes.