Category Archives: Research Updates

Pine Nut Syndrome Thesis Completed!

Hello readers! My 150-page pine nut thesis is finally completed and it has been a huge success 🙂 Thank you all for your contributions to this research: the provision of bitter samples, scientific expertise, industry information, pine nut growing experience, … Continue reading

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Research Update: Pine Nut Species and Varieties

Thesis progress I am currently 90% through with the data analysis and 20% through with writing this nutty thesis. Firstly, a big thanks to you all for your valuable contributions to this website and research! I’m fighting really tight deadlines … Continue reading

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Research Updates: 06/03/11

I have been receiving quite a few emails recently inquiring about the progress of this pine nut research, and then I realized that it has indeed been some time since my last post! Time really flies when it gets busy, … Continue reading

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Updated Pine Nut Species Page

Demand for pine nuts is growing rapidly, too rapidly for supplies to catch up. But as long as consumers are wanting to buy the product, supermarkets, distributors and suppliers are pressured in turn to deliver the pine nuts at reasonable … Continue reading

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New (Simplified) Survey

Happy New Year! I have launched a new survey to continue the collection of reports of pine mouth experiences. In the past 3 months, a total of more than 300 pine mouth sufferers from 21 countries have taken the time to fill … Continue reading

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Last Update 2010 : 18/12/10

THANK YOU Dear readers, thank you all for your contributions of information and pine nuts! These 3 months of research have been really intense. There is now a lot of information at hand  and that will take some time to … Continue reading

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Pine Nut Species + Update: 05/12/10

I have received 40 problem samples (5 countries) and >200 survey responses (21 countries!!) to date. TWENTY ONE COUNTRIES, and I haven’t even reached out to the non-English-speaking ones. While US, Canada and Europe have been on the board for … Continue reading

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The Mystery Grows – Call for Support!

IF ONLY solving the mystery were as simple as collecting the pine nut samples that DID cause bitterness and comparing them to pine nut samples that DID NOT cause bitterness. Two weeks ago, I ate 3g (40 seeds) from a … Continue reading

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Update: 12/11/10

Getting very much busier as the days of chemical analysis have commenced. Searching for the causative compound is like searching for a needle in a haystack… gosh I had no idea how much time / work is involved to do a screening of just … Continue reading

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Update: 30/10/10

It is now Week 7 of research. I’m starting to get used to being greeted ‘Hey grace, you’ve got mail’ / ‘Hey grace, how’s pine nuts?’ instead of the usual ‘how are you?’. Oh well! Somebody asked if I am … Continue reading

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