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Old 09-19-2018, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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When I was in the 4th grade our teacher had us make acorn mush. We gathered the acorns and then shelled and ground them on a metate or morter. We leached the ground acorns in a hole lined with grass and cooked the meal over an open fire.

It tasted really bad, but it was a very fun learning experience. I can't say that I would ever eat acorns if there was anything else available.
As alluded to above, you may not have gathered the right kind of acorns, or may not have leached them long enough. It is a laborious process, but acorns are great nutritionally. Iíve eaten bread that had some acorn flour mixed in, it tasted like bread. I can say that goats loved the raw Oregon white acorns I fed them. But thatís goats...
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Old 09-19-2018, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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As alluded to above, you may not have gathered the right kind of acorns, or may not have leached them long enough. It is a laborious process, but acorns are great nutritionally. Iíve eaten bread that had some acorn flour mixed in, it tasted like bread. I can say that goats loved the raw Oregon white acorns I fed them. But thatís goats...
And goats will eat just about anything.

No, I've never eaten acorns. There aren't many oaks around here. There's one which I think is a pin oak. It's acorns are tiny.
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