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How to Process Acorns into Flour
Before they can be made into food, acorns must first have the bitter tannic acid removed. There are at least four techniques for doing this, described below. Once the tannic acid is removed, they can be made into a highly-nutritious flour for making pies, biscuits, pancakes, ashcakes, bread, & much more. Before we continue, Richard Lonewolf on Acorn Bread:
Nutritional Value: Acorn flour is highly nutritious, as a complete protein, it contains all 9 essential amino acids! They are also high in calcium & potassium.
A Very Abundant Food Supply!
Oak trees produce an average of about 4.5 tons of acorns per acre! Acorns not only fed Native Americans more than any other food prior to colonization, but also European tribal people prior to the expanse of The Holy Roman Empire!
Positive-Impact Harvesting Technique: We recommend leaving at least 1/3 of the acorns beneath each tree for wildlife to eat, & also to scatter bury some where they can get plenty of sunlight to help “plant as you go”.
How to Process into Flour: Here are 4 of 6 pages about Oaks & acorns from the book “More Valuable Than Gold; Edible, Utility, & Medicinal Uses of Wild North American Plants, Shrubs, Trees, & Vines– & Other Wild Living Skills” (click to enlarge):
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Bibliography: wilderness survival instructor, Cherokee medicine man, & ethnobotany teacher Richard Lonewolf & Distance Everheart the Elvish Bard
Database Entry: Distance Everheart 7-27-13, 7-31-13