Apparently it's only the large Chinese pine nuts that have this effect! So if you buy any, make sure you check the labelling to find out their provenance!
I wonder if this is anything to do with the melamine scare, where melamine has now been found in Chinese eggs, sweets, and the latest - body paint from Adult sex shops. I did read where melamine is created inside mamals and plants from a chemical reaction from an insecticide - crys... - something, which is commonly used. Sorry but I can't remember the name.
P.S.Ooops - it was not an insecticide but the some chemical in the fertiliser they use.
Last edited: 4-11-2008 01:52:17 AM