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Name: Jane
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PAgirl63
Jan 8, 2015 2:42 PM CST
This might seem like a stupid question, but are acorns edible? I know deer and squirrels love them. Can people eat them?
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dave
Jan 8, 2015 2:47 PM CST

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Indeed so, in fact there are oak varieties that were bred for acorn production.

You can read about eating acorns over here:

http://www.eattheweeds.com/acorns-the-inside-story/
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Xeramtheum
Jan 8, 2015 3:37 PM CST
That was very interesting! Thanks for the link Dave!
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Name: Jane
Tobyhanna, PA (Zone 5a)
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PAgirl63
Jan 8, 2015 6:54 PM CST

Wow! I never would have thought. Great link! Acorns are a lot of ... work! I'll stick to pistachios! nodding

Sean
Aug 17, 2015 8:07 AM CST
Yeah, eating acorns must be kinda cool. Gonna do it sometime, but it's a lot of work... Acorn
Name: Kelli
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Kelli
Aug 17, 2015 11:47 AM CST
Acorns were the staple food of a lot of California Indians.


Here's an article I wrote about eating acorns. http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1730
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