I see many people advocating use of nut flours in lieu of grain-based ones for Paleo goodies (myself included), but has anyone ever made or used flour made from acorns? I'd think acorns, being readily available in the fall season in Europe and North America, falls much more closely along Paleo lines.
I live in West Central Florida, where live oaks are the predominant hardwood. We must have at least two dozen large ones in our yard.
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on February 03, 2013
at 04:05 PM
Acorns are so rich in tannins it's really not worth the effort to make the flour. Takes a lot of processing to make it palatable and even then they're not exactly a superfood.
Maybe if you were allergic to every other type of flour then it might be worth a shot. Outside of that, however, I see no reason to use acorn flour.
on May 23, 2013
at 06:18 PM
These are the type of true paleo foods we should be promoting. They are rich in phytochemicals that are void in hybrid plants.