How to Eat Acorns

Acorns look delicious, don’t they?  They’re so smooth and appealing in their cute little “cupules” (hats).  They are full of nutrition, but they’re also full of bitter, astringent tannins.  These are compounds that make raw acorns distasteful and hard to digest.  However, people all over the planet, from California to Japan and everywhere in between […]

American Persimmon Facts and Recipes

Botanical name: Diospyros virginiana Common names: American persimmon, ‘Simmon, Sugar Plum Family: Ebenaceae (Ebony family) Harvest time: October-November Uses: Food…so sweet!   Habitat and Cultivation tips for American persimmon American persimmons are generally found fruiting at an elevation between 700 and 2700 feet. They seem to prefer well drained soil, but are also found near […]