Pine nuts have been collected since ancient times. Today pine nuts are considered a gourmet product and are highly regarded as an ingredient in a multiple of recipes, including the world famous Italian basil pesto.
They were prized by the Romans and Greeks and were a staple food of several Native American tribes in North America.
Most grocery stores in the U.S. only sell the Chinese variety, because they’re easier to source and cheaper.
However, many have switched to the Mediterranean variety after experiencing what is called "Pine mouth"
“Pine Mouth” is a condition that occurs a few days after eating a specific type of Chinese pine nut. This is suspected to be the Pinus armandii species from the Chinese white pine. It is not known if the condition is caused by the pine nut itself or the chemicals used in the extraction process.
Within about 48 hours of eating these nuts, you get a long-lasting foul bitter taste in your mouth for several days or weeks. It affects everything you eat and drink.Fortunately, you have found your best purveyor of Italian gourmet food and you can rest assured to eat real Italian pinoli (Pine nuts).
Product of Italy
Net content: 20gr/0.7oz