New Mexico Piñon Nuts Here!
Shown above on the scale in the picture is the $20 dollar
"1/2 pound standard" sandwich sized zip lock bag
of Pinon nuts. This is normally a half pound (8 ounces) or
$40.00 a pound. This bag in the picture is stuffed full to
the point that it could not hold more and still close and
is 10.9 ounces which would be about $30.00 a pound. You can
tell that it is stuffed cause the sides are coming in from
the corners to make room for the height. Usually the bag is
full and not stuffed - just full - and is a half pound. (or
almost $40 a pound.) Now that you see that we are as good
a deal as a roadside vendor - Order from us and you will know
who you seller is from now on...
Piñon nuts from the man down the road is a tradition
here in New Mexico. The vendors here sell it by the bag. The
bag prices range from $5 to $20 on the roadside table. The
smaller the bag the higher the per pound price. The small
$2 & $5 bag are $40 a pound.
What factors go into the price?
nuts burn easily. The roaster takes the risk... any one who
has cooked pinon nuts has burned pinon nuts - You are paying
the roaster for the work.
Pinons lose weight when they are roasted... So there is more
pinon in a bag of roasted than raw.
Pinon nuts are a hand harvested wild crop and are harvested
on average once every 3-7 years as the ol' timers say. Piñon
nuts are rare. Supply and demand work out the price.
Above is an
example of one pound in a bag
versus the ziplock sandwich baggie sized bag.
slow oven roast, and the flavor is outstanding - so you don't
have come to New Mexico for great authentic roasted Pinon
nuts - or risk burning it buy roasting it yourself.. Just
try our pinon nuts once.. You'll see.
Pinon is cleaned and slow oven roasted in a process we think
is second to none.
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