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How to use acorns for food?

Asked by Marlon , Last updated: Oct 08, 2020

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Yash Mathers

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Answered Sep 28, 2020

Acorns are an outstanding source of food that they are filled with protein, little fat, B vitamins, and they are a moderate complex carbohydrate. However, it is essential not to consume them raw; there is a need to process them first. Below are suggestions on how to use acorns as food.
a. Collect your ripe acorns, gather and only make use of brown acorns, as these are ripe; avoid green ones because they are unsuitable for eating.
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Acorns are an outstanding source of food that they are filled with protein, little fat, B vitamins,
Leach the acorns of tannins; raw acorns that are not treated have high concentrations of tannic acid, making their taste bitter and them harmful to humans if eaten in huge quantities. Remove the acid by filtering it out of acorns in a basin of boiling water; you continually change the hot water till the water doesn't turn to brown after replacement.
c. Take out the acorns after leached and allow it dry or to prepare roasted after drying as you wish.

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Answered Sep 21, 2020

Typically, you only see squirrels munching on acorns. It is their most prevalent food source. However, it is rarely heard of that people use acorns for food.

So, utilizing acorns for this purpose is quite an exciting endeavor.

• You may be wondering whether or not acorns have any nutritional value.

• Good news: acorns are packed with B vitamins, protein, very little fat, and complex carbohydrates.

• They are also ideal for regulating blood sugar levels.

• Acorns are an untapped gem.

• The following simple steps can tell you how to use acorns for food.

• Gather ripe acorns.

• Collect and only use brown acorns, as the green acorns are unripe and undesirable for consumption.

• It has even been said that green acorns are toxic to humans.

• Remove the tannic acid from the acorns by leaching it out of them in a pot of boiling water.

• Procure the acorns upon leaching.

• Allow them to dry, or you can make roasted nuts after drying.

• You can also create a plethora of different recipes, such as acorn coffee, acorn flour, pickled in brine, substituted for cooked legumes, roasted acorns, and acorns dipped in heavy sugar syrup.

• You may add them to stews or use ground acorns to flavor creamed mashed potatoes or potato salad.

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N. Kingsley

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Answered Sep 17, 2020

Acorns are not exactly one of the food items that you would think about when you want to create something but if in case you want to make use of some acorns that you can find, you can use it for sure.

• Grind the acorns that you have gathered so that you can make acorn flour.

• You need to mix the acorn flour to three cups of water. The ratio is always going to be 1:3.

• Pour the mixture that you have created into the glass jar.

• Put the mixture in the fridge.

• You may need to shake the jar every day.

• Wait for about 12 hours before removing the water and the tannins.

You can use the acorn flour for creating bread or other recipes that would make use of regular flour.

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Answered Sep 03, 2020

A lot of people are wondering if acorns are edible. They can be edible if you know how to use them.

These are the things that you can do to acorns so that they can be used for food:

• Grind up acorns so that you can create a flour that can be used to create bread, pasta, and different pastries.

• You can place acorns in cold or hot water so that you can remove the bitterness of the acorns before you use them.

• You can also use acorns instead of peanuts when you want to create peanut brittle. Just make sure that you know the right recipe to follow.

• Some people would also like to use acorns for coffee. Just remember that while the taste may be a bit similar, this will not come with caffeine.

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Victoria Martian

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Answered Aug 27, 2020

Acorns are tree nuts and like most tree nuts, they can be used for food. There are many ways that acorns can be used for food.

To use an acorn for food, follow these steps:

• First, make sure that the acorns are ripe, as they should be brown.

• Boil the acorns in water several times to remove the tannic acid

• Let them dry or roast them

There are many recipes that acorns can be used in including:

• Grounding the acorns into a coffee or a flour

• Pickle them in brine

• Add them to a stew, with potatoes.

• Mash them to make a potatoe salad or mashed potatoes.

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