Beware the Chinese Pine Nuts
Pine Nuts, Spinach, Black Pepper and Kosher Salt
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They can cause Pine Mouth. No joke.
They are a favourite with celebrity chefs and hailed as the latest healthy salad ingredient.
But a liberal sprinkling of pine nuts over your dinner could also leave a bitter taste in your mouth.Increasing numbers of people have reported that after eating pine nuts, typically as a snack or in a pesto sauce, they have developed a foul, metallic taste in their mouth lasting for up to two weeks, making practically all food and drink unpalatable.
The first reports of 'pine mouth', as it has been dubbed, began last winter in the U.S. from those who had eaten imported Chinese pine nuts.
Now pine mouth has spread to Britain, and shoppers across the country are experiencing the same disturbing symptoms.- The Daily Mail