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09-23-2007, 02:00 PM
Are beechnuts edible...and if yes...how to eat them? raw? boiled? Are their any precautions to be considered?

09-23-2007, 06:56 PM
I'll be eating some this fall. I'll let you know.

09-23-2007, 07:09 PM
beechnuts are highly valued as a survival food because of a high oil content and really great taste, i have also heard of ppl roasting the kernel then boiling and grinding the nut as a coffee subsitute, now that being said i have not done this myself so practise and let me know.

09-24-2007, 10:30 AM
Thanx guys...but how do I know when they are ripe? and what happens if one eats them before they ripen?

10-11-2007, 04:58 PM
Its ok to eat them a little green. In fact you are often in a race with the squirrels and other animals to see who gets to harvest them first. The creature who is willing to eat them a little greener is the winner.