Pine Nuts available?
barrie at cloud.net.au
Sun Apr 7 22:47:00 EST 1996
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la> From: lattanzi at postoffice.ptd.net (Gregory D. Lattanzi)
la> Organization: myself
la> I am wondering at what time of year pine nuts are available. I am not
la> talking about the acorns, just the nuts from the acorns themselves.
la> Thanks to anyone who can answer..
It sounds as if you are somewhat confused here. Unless there
is a difference in the use of terms from what I know, then
Acorns are the fruit of the Oak tree and Pine Nuts (also called
Pine kernels) come from Pine cones, the fruit of the pine family
During WWII, as school children we used to be taken to collect
acorns by the sackful for pigfeed, but were led to believe that
they were poisonous to humans. One or two kids tried biting
them but reported then to be very bitter (which is quite
different to being poisonous, but not really endearing!).
The pine-nuts used in the kitchen come from only a few
varieties of pine but I cannot tell you which ones. However,
the cone would have to be about to open before you could get at
them, I would think, for, unless you have a parrot to do the
job for you, opening a pine cone is an almost impossible task.
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Barrie, the Pear Tree Twit.
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