Acorn was the main food in California, in the Southwest it was corn and in the Great Plains it was the buffalo. Sure there were other food souces such as salmon, deer, and bear but it was acorns found in the shaded oak woodlands that sustained our native peoples for thousands of years. Today, some Native Americans still practice traditional methods of gathering food. What’s so cool about acorns? Well, they conatin 18% fat, 6% protein, and 68% carbohydrates. The rest is water, minerals, and fiber. They are also a great source of Vitamin A and C and many amino acids.
Join us and Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority! We’ll be taking you on a virtual nature hike on the Llagas Loop Trail before teaching you how to gather, crack, grind and leech acorn flour.
This program is brought to you by Saved By Nature in partnership with Open Space Authority in an effort to bring you nature from the comfort and safety of your home.
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