Jump to content

Acorn famine in mid wales


Welsh cleaning services
 Share

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, gary112 said:

You ever tried eating them beech nuts Stubby?

I don't know about Stubby but I would always pick some up and eat them as I went by, they fill out nicely in a mast year. Someone told me they were poisonous but no ill effects with me and one of the chewing gum manufacturers had a beech nut flavour.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, openspaceman said:

I don't know about Stubby but I would always pick some up and eat them as I went by, they fill out nicely in a mast year. Someone told me they were poisonous but no ill effects with me and one of the chewing gum manufacturers had a beech nut flavour.

I think they do contain a toxin but a few raw don,t hurt,my dad used to put them in a hot pan with a bit of salt and pepper,tasty

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't know about Stubby but I would always pick some up and eat them as I went by, they fill out nicely in a mast year. Someone told me they were poisonous but no ill effects with me and one of the chewing gum manufacturers had a beech nut flavour.
They're tasty enough but a bit of a faff and fiddle to peel enough for a mouthful.
The leaves of beech are also edible. When young you can use them in a salad, rather bitter though. There's a drink called Beech Leaf Noyau as well, french I think. My dad used to make it. Gin or brandy with the leaves soaked in it then some sugar added. Tasty.

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share


  •  

  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.