Parana pine nuts are seeds from the Araucaria angustifolia tree, also called Brazilian pine in English, which are colder climate trees found in the South region of Brazil and in the mountainous regions of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states. The flour is obtained from grinding the peeled, raw nuts and then toasting the resulting flour in the oven, at low temperature, to dry well. It can even be made at home. The product can then be used to prepare breads, cakes, pies, porridges and soufflés. It is high in proteins, calcium, iron, phosphorus, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B5 and C.