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  •  a little different, I think. (3+ / 0-)
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    88kathy, Matt Z, bythesea

    from Sacred Earth:

    The nuts (acorns) can be roasted and used as a coffee substitute. In former times they were used as a main dietary item for pigs, though when times were tough the peasants didn't turn them down either. A nourishing, starchy flour can be obtained by grinding dried acorns. To reduce the bitterness of the nuts they should be washed repeatedly in running water or boiled in several changes of water. The flour can be used to make bread. Some American Indian tribes used it as a staple dietary item, using it for bread, pudding soup etc.

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