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David Livingston
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I was shelling Walnuts today when I had an idea since I plan to make walnut oil in the future is there any milage in making oil from acorns .
Acorns are edible is you wash them a zillion times to remove tannins but I thought if they contain a useful oil like walnuts then removing water soluble tannins should ba a doddle from the oil . Just mix it with the water a couple of times jobs a good'n .
Anyone tried this ? would it be a good cooking oil ? for salads ? or even a fuel ?

David
 
Roy Hinkley
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I got curious and did a search.
5 to 30% oil and tastes pretty bad.
Some info here
http://www.biofuelsforum.com/threads/351-Pressing-oil-from-acorns
 
David Livingston
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Thanks for that Roy I read through the reports it appears that the tester did not try to extract the tannins though . So I can understand why it tasted so bad .-)

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Ray Moses
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I process several bushels a year for flour. In my experience they are A low. Oil nut compared to walnut.
 
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