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how many pistachios would be poisonous?

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RoundYonPreMadonna Thu 18-Dec-14 20:40:52

I think I'm just about there.

Mrsmorton Thu 18-Dec-14 20:41:57

Hmm, in the name of science OP, you should martyr yourself and get someone to let us know.

RoundYonPreMadonna Thu 18-Dec-14 20:44:06

Can't stop. I'm in a pistachio trance.crunch. suck. Chew.

moonrocket Thu 18-Dec-14 20:45:20

DH says "at least 200g"! shock

RoundYonPreMadonna Thu 18-Dec-14 20:47:20

It's a 300g bag. 648 calories per 100g. I'm a good half way through.

duckbilled Thu 18-Dec-14 20:47:39

They are poisonous???!! fshock That explains why I have never reached my full potential!

ThePrincessWhoSatOnTheSprout Thu 18-Dec-14 20:49:24

Crunch. Suck. Chew.... which bit are you sucking?

Surely you pull the shell off, then just chew. Or is there some other way of eating them?

MrsGSR Thu 18-Dec-14 20:51:32

What?!! Poisonous?! I've eaten a 150g bag of shelled pistachios...

CyclopsBee Thu 18-Dec-14 20:52:21

My DH loves them but does my friggin head in cos he leaves the shells everywhere angry standing on one is worse than Lego!!
If I tell him they are poisonous maybe he will give up the habit hmm

Expedititition Thu 18-Dec-14 20:53:28

Aleatory you suck the yummy salt off the shell!

OttiliaVonBCup Thu 18-Dec-14 20:53:41

Nah.
I've done that experiment and survived.

RoundYonPreMadonna Thu 18-Dec-14 20:54:10

Suck the shells to get the salt off.

not to be indulged in in polite company.

msrisotto Thu 18-Dec-14 20:56:21

Don't let the closed up ones beat you. Use one shell from another to prize it open. Heh. They thought they won.

ThePrincessWhoSatOnTheSprout Thu 18-Dec-14 20:59:35

Righto. That sounds a bit disgusting! The sucking element that is! But thanks for the explanation.

So.. if you put the whole nut in your mouth with the shell, so that you can suck the salt off, do you then take the shell out your mouth... or what?

TodaysFishIsTroutALaCreme Thu 18-Dec-14 21:01:59

Ha ha. Glad to know me and my DD are not the only shell suckers. grin

t3rr3gl35 Thu 18-Dec-14 21:02:19

Watch the closed ones - I've had one filling in a life well lived, thanks to one of these bastards shearing a piece off. Otherwise....enjoy.

RoundYonPreMadonna Thu 18-Dec-14 21:05:14

Pit nut in mouth.

suck

use front teeth to crunch open

suck again

chew.

deadduck Thu 18-Dec-14 21:07:33

STOP NOW!!

RoundYonPreMadonna Thu 18-Dec-14 21:11:16

I think I'm done. Feel slightly nauseous.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Thu 18-Dec-14 21:16:23

Poisonous? What? shock

Ozne Thu 18-Dec-14 22:03:30

I'm going to go with keep eating till the pack is empty. Even if it's a jumbo pack. Even if you feel a bit sick before you get there. Even if you have to undo your waistband. Even if there are witnesses.

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Thu 18-Dec-14 23:05:34

Never mind them being poisonous, have you seen how many bloody calories are in them?

emeline Thu 18-Dec-14 23:09:10

Calorie lunacy! Can't believe it!

I'm currently plotting my way through a huge bag of roasted monkey nuts, cracking the shells and crunching, also v. Addictive... Luckily the packet us in the bin so I can't check the calories...

fshock

havemercy Thu 18-Dec-14 23:12:59

I like this thread !fgrin flowers

ChickenMe Fri 19-Dec-14 00:07:01

If they are closed it is like mussels. Do not eat.
They contain good fatty acids and minerals. And vitamin E so u will have a good complexion!

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