'Pine nuts – strange taste warning...' blog discussion

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  • Tarry
    Tarry Posts: 11,195 Forumite
    I never knew that, Martin, thanks for the warning (funny I never found this out in my old job working for Julian Graves).
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  • Petmidget
    Petmidget Posts: 374 Forumite
    Ace cant say I have ever eaten pine nuts au naturel but I have just sat down with a plate of food with pesto in it, 1 of the main ingredients pine nuts. Going to be paranoid now.
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  • donglefan
    donglefan Posts: 354 Forumite
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    Interesting but... metal amalgam fillings have a lot more associated problems than pine nuts. Try googling that...
  • robnye
    robnye Posts: 5,411 Forumite
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    funny, enough my wife and i both had the same funny metallic taste, approx 4 weeks ago, didnt think anymore of it until reading martins blog..... haha

    we love pesto sauce on pasta......
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  • Eos
    Eos Posts: 21 Forumite
    I used to eat pine nuts quite often, then last year, noticed some packs tasted 'off'. They were Chinese. I think any country who will contaminate baby food should be completely avoided when it comes to food purchases.
  • angel13
    angel13 Posts: 2,272 Forumite
    maybe when my son says he cant eat pesto as it makes him feel sick afterwards he is actually correct :D he eats all other pasta dishes so i thought he was making a fuss about nothing.
  • ncrossland
    ncrossland Posts: 45 Forumite
    I suffered this a couple of months ago too, after eating pine nuts. I also Googled and found this info - I'd never had trouble eating pine nuts before so I put it down to a bad batch. It was a truly horrible, bitter taste that just wouldn't go away.

    Good news was the taste went away after about 4 days.
  • cas1701
    cas1701 Posts: 5 Forumite
    I'm a vegetarian and Pine Nuts make a considerable contribution to my diet and as a consequence I've eaten them for years. And I have to say that it's not something I've ever come across. But then I dry fry them first as I think they taste better that way. I wonder if that makes a difference??
  • sallymander
    sallymander Posts: 278 Forumite
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    AAAahhhhh that explains the funny after taste I had a few weeks ago. I have no fillings so couldn't work out why I had a metallic after taste and as I was on holiday I assumed it was because I wasn't used to the food!
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