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 about Food Facts
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 >
Milo, also called grain sorghum, has uses that include being a food product for humans and livestock feed grain. The feed grain is mainly for poultry and cattle in the United States.Full Answer >
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 >
Honeycomb is safe to eat. Honeycombs are made by waxy secretions of honey bees when they return to the hive to make food for themselves. For every pound of honey humans gather, bees gather and consume another 8 pounds.Full Answer >