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Eating pine nuts can have unpleasant consequences. Perhaps this is not the most obvious start of a sales text aimed at selling this product, but we want to save you from PNS, because then nothing tastes like you anymore.
PNS or Pine Nut Syndrome is caused by pine nuts from conifers that are found in China and other Asian countries. These are the following varieties: P. armandii, Pinus bungeana, Pinus massoniana, Pinus pinea, Pinus wallichiana, Pinus koraiensis, Pinus pumila, Pinus sibirica, Pinus cembra. If you are sensitive to this, you can suffer from this syndrome, after which everything you eat afterwards has a metallic taste, if you taste anything at all. It will pass, but it may take a few weeks. If you are curious about the seam of the stocking in the field of PNS, we have here a detailed study for you.
Unfortunately, almost all pine nuts that you can buy in the Netherlands come from China. This is often stated on the packaging, but by no means always. Fortunately, you can recognize them because they are smaller and have a dark point.
Our Turkish pine nuts come from Turkey. Sounds a bit bland, but unfortunately the reality is that many nominal products come from one country, but in practice come from elsewhere. The Korean pine tree does not occur in Turkey, so there is no risk of PNS with these seeds. Moreover, they are really much tastier than the Chinse and fortunately also a lot more expensive, but less expensive than the Italian. This is partly due to the fact that they arrive unpacked and we weigh and vacuum them ourselves.
What is special about pine nuts is that they are not grown specifically, but 'just' come from the (pine forest) forest, in this case the forests between Muğla and Aydın, near the west coast of Turkey. They must be picked and then the seeds removed from the pinecones. Both the collection and further treatment is very labor-intensive and that translates into the price.
In fact, you could call the pine nuts organic, because they just come from a forest, but because they are not certified, that is strictly prohibited.
See also the broadcast of the Keuringsdienst van Waarde. It is not true that the Italian are not for sale in the Netherlands ...
Nutritional value per 100 gr
energy: 673 kcal / 2816 kJ
fat: 68.37 gr
- of which saturated: 4.89 gr
carbohydrates: 13.08 gr
-of which sugar: 3.59 gr
Protein: 13.69 gr
Salt: 2 mg