Pine nuts is known as the edible seed of Pine Tree and other conifers. Used since ancient times as an aphrodisiac edible seed, often added to salads and recipes of Mediterranean cuisine.
Typical is the use of Pine Nuts as a key ingredient of Italian pesto sauce. Many times roasted before adding to the recipe, for example when used as a nut to halvah semolina. Although it occurs quite often in Greek cuisine, the quantities commonly used imported from Turkey and Spain for the cultivation of the Pine Nuts has not spread in Greece. wikipedia