Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Pine Nut Bitter Taste
For reasons that are not understood, some people experience a persistent bitter-metallic taste after eating pine nuts (aka: pignoli if you live in Italy). This taste can last a few days or up to two weeks. Nothing tastes good because the bitter taste permeates the mouth. It isn't a "disease", nor does it cause any illness...just an annoying taste.
There isn't much a consumer can do to prevent Pine Mouth. All pine nuts look alike and there are no tell-tell signs. The good news is that the condition is self limited and normal taste finally resumes.
Have any of you readers had Pine Mouth?
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 8:34 PM