Pitta people, because of their hot and oily constitutions, are better matched with seeds as a vegetarian protein source, rather than nuts. Nuts are heavy (good for pitta) but also oily and often quite heating (not good for pitta). The sattvic nut exception is almond—a nut pitta will enjoy the most when they are soaked or processed into a creamy unsalted butter. Bitter foods help pull excess fire out of the body and dark leafy greens are amongst the most qualified for the job. Steamed kale, collards, beet greens or dandelion greens (and all raw lettuces) make fabulous side dishes for pitta.