Acorn flour

Despite oak trees are very common in Britain, not many people have considered to use their nuts as an edible resource. They cannot be eaten straight from the tree, as they taste very bitter due to the high content in tannins and therefore are considered poisonous. However, a bit of processing can reward you with … Read more

Acorns

Oak is the most common woodland tree in Britain. It has been a national symbol of strength and longevity for centuries, dubbed as the Royal Oak. The saying goes “Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow”. They are all around us and are quite generous producing nuts. However, they are not commonly regarded as regular nuts … Read more

Leaching acorns

Following my post on acorns and before you run out to your nearest oak tree, it’s important to remark acorns are naturally bitter and they must be processed to make them palatable. This unpleasant flavour comes from the tannins, which can be astringent and damage our kidneys over time. Tannins are removed through a process … Read more