Wild Arkansas

October 19, 2010

Sawtooth Acorns: A question of edibility

Filed under: oak — Tags: , — WildArkansas @ 3:15 am

Sawtooth acorn

Despite its prolific nature and edible-looking acorns, the sawtooth oak acorns are barely palatable. The Q. acutissima, originally from Asia is related to the red oak group and the beech family.

Imported because of its annual production (for wildlife), even the local wildlife turn up their nose at the acorns if other food is present.

There are several of these trees at Springdale’s Murphy’s Park with nut on the ground.

If you do want to try making these babies palatable, much leaching will be needed.

Please let us know how your experiments with this acorn turns out. Email Wildarkansas1 at yahoo dot com

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