Humans can eat acorns that are properly prepared. Only high-quality acorns can be used, and they must first be leeched of their bitter tannins in water.Know More
In some ancient cultures, such as Iberia, acorns were a staple food. American Indians also consumed many of them. Over time, ground acorns have been used as a coffee during coffee shortages, and acorn meal has been used in place of grain flour in recipes.
Acorns are a dietary staple for certain wildlife, including some birds, squirrels, pigs, bears and deer. The large size makes them appealing because they are efficiently consumed, and they are high in nutrients.Learn more in Food Facts
Potential negative impacts of biotechnology include risks to humans who eat foods derived from genetically modified plants or animals, and risk of harm to native plants and ecosystems by genetically modified plants. There is also concern that farmers' finances suffer when corporations monopolize modified seeds or other agricultural products.Full Answer >
Armadillos are the only animal besides humans that carry leprosy. Leprosy is a disease that causes skin sores, muscle weakness and nerve damage in the extremities, the upper respiratory tract and the lining of the nose.Full Answer >
The sprouts, or eyes, of a potato contain solanine, which can be toxic to humans in even small amounts; therefore, potatoes that have sprouted should be discarded and not eaten, as noted by the National Institute of Health's MedlinePlus. Potatoes that are green below the surface of the skin or have begun to rot can be poisonous as well, and should not be consumed.Full Answer >
A pawpaw can be eaten like a mango by first peeling off the outer layer of the skin and then eating it with a spoon. Ripe pawpaws are custard-like in consistency, and their flavor is somewhere between a banana and a mango. Seeds should be avoided because they are toxic, and flesh that is reddish should be cut out, as it is too ripe.Full Answer >