Health Benefits of Oak Nuts – Quercus robur

Oak nuts Scientific Name, Quercus robur, commonly known as Acorn, English oak or Pedunculate Oak, is a species of the oak tree native to Northern Hemisphere.

It belongs to the beech family Fagaceae.

Quercus robur is an evergreen or deciduous tree or shrub which measures about 70 feet in height and 9 feet wide.

The branches of the tree measures 135 feet long. The leaves are simple, alternate and arranged spirally.

The flowers are monoecious, yellow to green and about 1-3 inches long which are, found during mid-spring.

The tree produces nuts whose colour ranges from green, brown to yellow.


The nuts are round to tapered and about 1/2 inches long.

The seeds are usually one with a sturdy and leathery shell that is a cup-shaped.

Acorns, also known as oak nuts, are nuts of the oak tree they have an impressive number of health benefits, including their ability to protect the heart, boost energy, improve digestion, and regulate blood sugar.

The nuts also help in building strong bones, growth and repair, soothing inflammation, eliminating diarrhoea, and skin care.

Raw acorns can be, eaten; however, they taste bitter and are tough to metabolise because of the tannins in them.

You can boil or soak the nuts in water until they stop turning the water brown, which would help in making the acorns eatable.

The presence of tannins in these nuts can irritate the stomach lining and also affect your digestive process.