As a wild edible source, acorns are very nutritious. Loaded with carbs, minerals, fats, and some vitamins, they’re a wonderful survival food. However, this oak tree nut is filled with tannins: without processing, the taste is very bitter.
In the video below, Survival Lilly shows how to process acorns to remove those tannins:
This takes both time and water since the boiling process must be repeated several times to remove the bitterness. Lilly does mention an alternative tannin removal procedure in the video.
Once processed, the acorn fruit can be mashed to make coffee or roasted for a nutty treat. Watch the video below for more details. And, as always,
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When Survival Lilly begins this review, I thought the food packets were filled with a type of trail mix. You know: trekking food … trail mix. The same stuff. Right?
Apparently, a company named Bertrand now offers “trekking food” with official organic or vegan labeling (by the USDA and the European equivalent). Each packet provides enough nourishment for one person for one day.
Okay. That sounds somewhat promising.
After watching the video, I think I might need more … of something else.