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?