Pine Fruit Close Up
What is Pine? Pine is actually a broad term that encompasses more than 170 different species of coniferous trees that fall within the Pinaceae family. You can find species of pine in the majority of the Northern hemisphere, but there is only one that is native to the southern hemisphere. While some species have been introduced to the tropical climates for lumber or ornamental purposes, pines are very hardy and tend to become invasive in these regions, so they are slightly discouraged by the international community. These trees can have impressive lifespans, some stretching to 1000 years of age, and the oldest known pine tree in the world is over 4500 years old and can be found in California.
You wont believe it but this strange fruit actually have some interesting health benefits to boost the immune system, improve vision health, stimulate circulation, protect against pathogens, and improve respiratory health.