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Re: Salad Time [Re: Lisa LowCarb] #866678 06/15/14 12:02 AM
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Had a lovely Very Veggie salad - but the new pine nuts tasted a bit off. Do you find you're sensitive to "old" nuts?


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Yes Lisa!

I find that nuts are at their worst if they have been refrigerated. I run a fast salad bar at work and they have the nuts in the case....I taste products often and the nuts are totally stale tasting refrigerated. FYI

Re: Salad Time [Re: Lisa LowCarb] #866723 06/15/14 10:48 PM
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I've been really good at adding salad to things lately! For me it's been a matter of 1. not moving every month, 2. finding the right lettuce (artisan field packed lettuce and Marketplace Tri-color coleslaw). Those are so easy to add to whatever I happen to be eating - i make sure to get 2-3 veggies servings most days, by this method. And 3. is having my Daily Chore List, where I get a star for that day if I eat healthily in five categories I wrote out.

Re: Salad Time [Re: Lisa LowCarb] #866825 06/16/14 07:38 PM
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Allyson -

We always refrigerate nuts - it helps the oil from going rancid - but they still have to eaten within a week of opening to be fresh. Also, in general one can't taste things that are cold, so in that sense you lose the flavor until it warms up. Sort of like drinking beer ice-cold takes away its flavor, so people tend to do that with cheap beer and cheap wine smile.

So I'm fine with storing them cold to keep rancidity away and also letting them warm up for eating so I can savor the flavors.

But that all being said, these were brand new, had a June 2015 expiration date, and they were rancid when I opened them. I ate some anyway and had stomach issues. They were sourced from China. I've heard from others that many pine nuts coming from China are just bad to begin with. So we won't be buying any from China any more.

Good news though - the store says they'll take them back and give us store credit.


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Jilly -

That's great that you found a system that works for you!


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I had my EAS protein shake for bfast a few hours ago - now it's time to make my Very Veggie salad. Definitely won't be adding pine nuts smile.

How are you doing today?


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Lisa,

Thanks for all of the info on the nuts! I've never researched the refrigeration vs. rancidity issue. Good news to note. Thanks again.

Re: Salad Time [Re: Lisa LowCarb] #867336 06/18/14 11:24 PM
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Allyson -

I think women are more sensitive to rancidity than men are, for evolutionary keeping-infants-safe reasons. And of course some women are more sensitive than others. So what one person might think smells foul, another might think smells fine.

I seem to be fairly sensitive to it so I try my best to store things as best I can.

Here's an interesting Washington Post article on it -

Nuts and Rancidity


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Today I had my Very Veggie salad blend with cheddar cheese mix, olives, and raspberry vinaigrette. I do miss the pine nuts. Bob is having trouble finding ones not from China. Hmmmm.


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Thanks Lisa for the link to the Nut article.

It was very informative and I learned a lot, especially about the cashew nuts and why they're not sold in their shells.

I am forwarding this article to my husband, as he's on this healthy eating kick that has him consuming a variety of nuts, oats, flax seed etc. a couple of times a day. He is prone to junk food and wanted to change. He's lost approx. 10 lb. in the last 6 weeks (he's a BIG guy!) So this info will be great for the storage reasons.

And...I'm going NUTS buying nuts! LOL

By the way, on the salad theme - why are Pine nuts (pignolias) so expensive on the east coast? I remember being able to buy them relatively inexpensive in Cali...but that was 2 years ago since we moved to NY. I love making fresh basil pesto and I hold off and buy it in a jar - which is outrageously priced also.

Thanks

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