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Name: Jane
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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?
Name: Dave Whitinger
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Jan 8, 2015 2:47 PM CST Admin

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

You can read about eating acorns over here:
Name: Anne
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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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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

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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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.
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