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Does anyone use acorn flour?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 03, 2013 at 3:59 PM

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 May 23, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Phytochemcials == "chemicals from plants". By definition, no plant is void of phytochemicals.

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on February 03, 2013
at 06:23 PM

Interestingly, Tim Ferris goes into this in 4 Hour Chef. (My husband bought the book when it came out.) You can blanch/soak the tannins, and then grind into flour. I think there's a difference in tannins between red and white (?) oaks, too. I do see acorn starch/flour at our local Asian grocery, so I know it can be done.

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on February 03, 2013
at 04:11 PM

But for making use of a natural, local, and sustainable resource, it wouldn't be a bad thing, right? Processing aside. Plus, some acorns have less tannins than others.

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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.

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on February 03, 2013
at 04:11 PM

But for making use of a natural, local, and sustainable resource, it wouldn't be a bad thing, right? Processing aside. Plus, some acorns have less tannins than others.

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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.

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on May 23, 2013
at 06:24 PM

Phytochemcials == "chemicals from plants". By definition, no plant is void of phytochemicals.

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on February 03, 2013
at 11:06 PM

according to NutritionData, aside from the tannins, acorn meal has a lot of Omega 6,zero Omega 3 and 140 calories per ounce; tread carefully :)

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