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Tannins in Acorns

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It is interesting how one thing can lead to another. While reading about acorns in conjunction with my previous post (“Selective Food Storage” 11-28-16), I learned additional  new facts about acorns. Tannins are plant polyphenols that bind and precipitate proteins … Continue reading

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Selective Food Storage

Acorns from oaks belonging to the red oak group (Erythrobalanus) are rich in fats and tannins and germinate in the spring. The white oak group (Leucobalanus) has acorns that are less fatty, have less tannins and germinate quickly after maturing … Continue reading

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