Pickled Pine Cones For Diabetes

Pickled Pine Cones For Diabetes | giverecipe.com

Have you ever heard of pickled pine cones? Does it sound weird?

There is a pickle shop in Denizli (a city on the West of Turkey) where you can find 35 kinds of pickles. Some of them are pickled corn, pickled stuffed eggplant, pickled pepper, but pickled pine cones have attracted the biggest attention.

The owner of the pickle shop, Sait Bayindir says that he opened this shop in 2009 and states that people cannot believe their eyes when they see pickled pine cones in his shop. And they tell about this new pickles to others. He claims that a lot of people visit his shop out of curiosity.

He also informs that especially people with diabetes buy his pickled pine cones. He claims that pickled pine cones help diabetes treatment when you boil it in 4 liter water and drink it with empty stomach every morning. He says “There is such a big demand for pickled pine cones that I sometimes can’t meet this demand and a big part of our customers consists of diabetics.”

A company from Cubuk,a town in Ankara, got the distributorship of his pickles and now pickled pine cones are produced by this company. He ensures that their products are free from additives and confirmed by Ministry of Agriculture.

Pickled pine cones sound definitely intriguing for me. I’m not sure about its positive effects on diabetes as there are many rumors about diabetes and various foods. But I think every new food is worth trying. What do you think?


  1. says

    It sound really weird! I can’t even imagine somebody would do that…let me know if you try one?:))please!
    I would really like to know how would taste..hm..now you got me thinking:))

  2. says

    I’m very curious about this now. I can’t imagine a use for pine cones and also wonder if it’s a specific type. I guess I’ll have to go digging. Thanks for the info.

  3. says

    Iimagine if it was true- I am looking outside – and I have pine cones for the taking. Of course, the next question to visit – is what sort of pine cones does he keep? Interesting posting.

  4. says

    I have pine cones in my yard, but I don’t think I would like to eat them. Let us know if you taste one.

  5. says

    There must be pickle theme in my life right now. While mailing Christmas gifts I struck up a conversation with the guy in line with me. He makes green pickled tomatoes and was mailing some to his son who can’t live without them! But pickled pinecones! 5 stars on creativity!! Wonder if there are any pickled pine nuts inside? Wow, I’m still impressed.

  6. says

    I have never even heard of these…but what an interesting idea. I love coming here because you always get me imagining the most unique and different food items. Thanks for sharing! I hope you are having a splendid weekend!

  7. says

    My mother makes jam of pine cone tops, it smells so good!
    I guess the pickles are good idea as well!

  8. says

    That sounds so odd but I’d love to try it! And 35 types of pickles sounds like my own personal heaven!

  9. Marisol Perry says

    Hmmmm – I wonder is the pickling something to do with preserving the pine nuts? I found a site that suggested pine cone tea is used in Japan but they didn’t seem sure.

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