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More importantly - where are the pinenuts?

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Dinahmo Sun 05-Jun-22 14:59:44

I haven't been able to find pinenuts in the supermarkets for a few months. I don't know why. Any ideas?

Marsha Sun 05-Jun-22 15:08:48

I can never afford them anyway. Very expensive!

Baggs Sun 05-Jun-22 15:13:57

I just checked where I buy some things online and this wholefood place seems to have them. You have to spend a certain amount to get free postage but their stuff is all good and I find it useful for a few things I can't find otherwise.

Oopsadaisy1 Sun 05-Jun-22 16:09:27

I had a packet delivered by Morrisons yesterday.

Grandmabatty Sun 05-Jun-22 16:11:32

Tesco have them although they are very expensive.

MawtheMerrier Sun 05-Jun-22 16:24:02

Here -and yes, they are expensive, but they were never cheap.

bikergran Sun 05-Jun-22 17:11:09

asda have them

Zoejory Sun 05-Jun-22 17:13:09

We get them from M&S. Or maybe it's Waitrose. Ocado.

Marsha Sun 05-Jun-22 17:18:20

Sainsburys have them online

Patsy70 Fri 24-Jun-22 08:53:39

Lidl have them, and they’re not expensive.

Redhead56 Fri 24-Jun-22 08:58:06

Health food stores such as Holland and Barrett and on line.

Jaylou Fri 24-Jun-22 08:59:05

Amazon have a lot, all sorts of different prices and some can be delivered today

Maggiemaybe Fri 24-Jun-22 09:18:37

So going on the answers given, is there anywhere that doesn’t have pine nuts? grin

Perhaps there was a temporary shortage?

NotSpaghetti Fri 24-Jun-22 11:10:43

I use GrapeTree

Blossoming Fri 24-Jun-22 11:29:43

I’ve never bought a pine nut. What do you use them for?

Maggiemaybe Fri 24-Jun-22 11:32:47

My DDs make pesto from them. Lazy mum just buys it in jars.

Blossoming Fri 24-Jun-22 11:37:15

Thanks Maggiemaybe, that explains why I’ve never bought them grin

grandMattie Fri 24-Jun-22 11:39:47

I love to eat them mixed with raisins!

NotSpaghetti Fri 24-Jun-22 11:52:04

Nice toasted and stirred into baked shredded cabbage with gold rasins and lemon juice.

Also good in salads, especially toasted.

I like them with lots of middle-eastern type dishes.

here's a tasty salad:

Lexisgranny Fri 24-Jun-22 11:55:31

Blossoming. Apart from using for pesto we use them, lightly toasted with salad - delicious!

Fennel Fri 24-Jun-22 13:00:53

From Wiki]
A Time and Labor Intensive Harvest

It takes anywhere from 15 to 25 years for the trees to begin producing the seeds and up to triple that time for them to reach top production. The majority of the North American harvest comes from wild, uncultivated trees. For the most part, the seeds are harvested by hand, a contributing factor to their expensive price tag.

The pine seeds are found in the pine cones and take about 18 months to mature. Since the pine nuts are ready to harvest 10 days or so before the cone begins to open, they are very difficult to remove. To speed up and ease the process, the cones are placed in a burlap bag and left in the sun to dry for 20 days. Next, the cones are smashed, releasing the seeds, which are then separated from the cone by hand. This is another very time-consuming and patient-testing task.

The pine cone is not the only covering for the seed; each pine nut has a second shell that must be removed before eating. Some of these shells are thin and easy to take off whereas others are thicker and more challenging. All of the above factors contribute to the understandably high price of the pine nut.
no wonder they're so expensive.
I've used them in the past but other kinds of nuts can be substuted with no loss of texture or flavour.

umarsami356 Thu 21-Sep-23 12:07:18

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