Sweet Oak

Flora and Fauna | Trees

Acorns (along with chestnuts) are staple crops, acorn flour being the primary ingredient for both savoury and sweet breads. While a number of oak varieties, suitably processed, can be used for this the acorns of the Sweet Oak can be used with far less processing than other varieties as they are less loaded with tannins. They also have far thinner shells and are larger than acorns of other oak species, making milling far easier. They are therefore widely farmed, especially in temperate regions.

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