• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • James Freyr
  • paul wheaton
  • Mike Haasl
  • r ranson
  • Jocelyn Campbell
master gardeners:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Greg Martin
  • Jay Angler
  • thomas rubino
  • Kate Downham

Acorns for Many Uses

Posts: 3655
Location: Kingston, Canada (USDA zone 5a)
purity dog forest garden fungi trees tiny house chicken food preservation woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have used both burr oak and northern red oak to make flour and they are different but both work well.
Posts: 5158
Location: United States
transportation forest garden tiny house books urban greening the desert
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I saw these two videos on YouTube and thought these would good to share with you all on this thread.

At his channel, Eat the Weeds, he talks about a lot of different plants, their uses, and more.
Posts: 2
Location: Wisconsin, zone 5a
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Ginger Keenan wrote:Oil content and other nutrition info here:


A study by French and Algerians comparing fat content of acorns and pistachios.

"three dominant fatty acids found are:
palmitic C16:0 (16.3–19.5%), saturated
oleic C18:1 (55.3–64.9%), mono-unsaturaed (oleic acid is named for its dominance in olive oil
linoleic C18:2 (17.6–28.4%)"

Acorn oil has a fatty acid profile similar to olive oil. YMMV according to source.

Here is the link to the study mentioned above. Thanks to permies for facilitating easy hypertext.
She's out of the country right now, toppling an unauthorized dictatorship. Please leave a message with this tiny ad:
Learn Permaculture through a little hard work
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic