Acorn Bites: Native American tribal youth create energy ball snacks made from protein-rich acorns

Acorns have long been heralded by indigenous groups as a rich source of protein, and now Native American youth have set about creating high protein energy balls made with acorn flour as a key ingredient. The snack bars, known as Acorn Bites, is the creation of the Tribal Youth Ambassadors of the California Indian Museum and Cultural Center in Santa Rosa, California. Made with acorn meal … Continue reading Acorn Bites: Native American tribal youth create energy ball snacks made from protein-rich acorns

Native foods including rare strains of corn, beans and squash making a comeback

Native foods – including rare strains of corn, beans, and squash – are being brought back from extinction thanks to the preservation and conservation efforts of indigenous tribes and a seed-lending library. Members of the Potawatomi and Ojibwe tribes in Hopkins, Michigan have teamed up with the Jijak Foundation to help these rare strains of vegetables make a comeback. These vegetables are now being used in … Continue reading Native foods including rare strains of corn, beans and squash making a comeback