The Price of NOT Paying For Pine Nuts

What You Need to Know

Let’s face it, the price of pine nuts these days might knock your socks off. However, the price of NOT buying quality pine nuts could cost you much more. Oxidized or rancid pine nuts can cause “Pine Mouth,” a condition that makes everything taste metallic and bitter for days after consumption. You definitely don’t want your pesto to lead to days, if not weeks of punishment!

HERE’S HOW TO MAKE AN INFORMED PURCHASE

WHAT TO AVOID:

  • Pine Nuts from China (particular species of pine may increase risk)
  • Bulk dispensers (more exposed to air)
  • Expired (obvious)
  • Exposure to light and heat (decreases risk of running rancid)

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:

  • Italian pine nuts (your best bet)
  • Airtight containers/packaging
  • Organic (decreases likelihood of chemical exposure during shelling process)
  • Small production farm sources (increased attention to growing and harvesting)
  • Better yet WILD pine nuts from Tuscany!

 

Here’s what we recommend, the best pine nuts around!

Pinoli 100% Italian Pine Nuts
Radici of Tuscany Organic Tuscan Wild Pine Nuts

Comments

  1. Emily Speagle says:

    I experienced “Pine mouth” a few years ago after eating pine nuts purchased from Trader Joe’s (from China it said on package) only at the time I had no idea what was causing the very unpleasant metallic taste when I ate or drank anything, even water. This lasted a week. When I looked up symptoms on line I saw that lots of other people had similar experience. While TJ’s refunded my money, I never got a response when I wrote them re the problem. Now I will only buy pine nuts from Italy or other reputable place.

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