“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Thomas Jefferson
Monday, January 19, 2009
Did you know about Acorns?
Acorns are one of the healthiest nuts around. I discovered them about a year or so ago after reading an article in Backwoods Home Magazine. I knew the deer ate them and loved them. Never thought I could eat them. Apparently, they are great for helping to control blood sugar levels. And have a wide variety of uses. Some oaks produce acorns with a lot of tannin which makes them bitter. We have a lot of white oaks and water oaks here at Whisper Wind, which tend to have less tannin. Processing acorns is not that difficult and can be done in any kitchen. So start checking the yard and identifying your oaks. Then check out this article at Backwoods Home Magazine for recipes, uses, and processing procedure. God's bounty is great, if you just know how and where to partake of the feast!