Southwest Cooking Oil: Acorn Oil from Native Oak Species Q. Macrocarpa, Q. Shumardii, and Q. Polymorpha Acorns as a Potential High-End Cooking Oil
Casey, Hallie J.
The oil produced from acorns (Quercus) has been consumed by native peoples for hundreds of years. It is a nutritious cooking oil comparable to olive oil. Acorn oil is not currently produced on a market scale. This project attempted to extract oil from three native Texas species; however, due to flawed methods, no oil was produced. This thesis includes those methods as well as an extensive summary of the market potential for acorn oil.
oak, acorn oil, Quercus, Fagaceae, cooking oil, Honors College
Casey, H. J. (2015). Southwest cooking oil: Acorn oil from native oak species Q. Macrocarpa, Q. Shumardii, and Q. Polymorpha Acorns as a potential high-end cooking oil (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.