There are more than 900 kinds of nuts, we know of. They are packed with good nutrition, and the Roman culture considered them to be the food of the Gods. Most of them we totally like to eat for they are above all extremely nutritious and they have got the flavor of the fall season. They are part of the many culinary traditions on different holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, there are some culinary nuts with wonderful properties we have hardly heard of.
The cedar of Siberia may be justly called Russia’s national tree, for it mainly grows on its territory. It is the pride and glory of Russia’s forests. The main virtue of the Siberian cedar is in its nuts. They were exported from Russia since the time of Ivan Grozni (the Terrible). Because of their delicate, penetrating, slightly balsamic oil, they are much better than almonds. From their kernels is extracted an oil, high in quality and taste, very nutritional and rich in minerals and vitamins – it often excels even olive oil.