Who knew pine nuts made your mouth taste bitter for days after consumption? I thought I was dying of cancer and did a Google search. I've never had pine nuts, but I had a pasta dish on Tuesday with it.

The take away? Google is your friend, people! And pine nuts are the debbil (for some people). Go ahead, look it up!
Originally Posted by medussa
If you've had pesto, you've most likely had pine nuts since it's one of the ingredient in basil pesto, which is the pesto that most people are familiar with.

It's not really true that pine nuts make some people's mouths taste bitter. It seems to be a problem only with Chinese pine nuts, which are much cheaper and more available. So, don't give up on pine nuts just yet (especially if you encounter cookies or biscotti made with them).

Last edited by Saria; 05-07-2011 at 03:52 PM.