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WarToad

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Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 3:16 PM (permalink)
Was out at my folk's farm over the weekend and the kids went crazy openeing up buckeye pods collecting nuts. So now theres this 5 lbs bag of buckeyes sitting on my truck seat and I'm wondering if there's any use for them?
 
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    Rusty246

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    RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 3:23 PM (permalink)
    I don't think so, they have a high tannic acid content so I read. BUT, you should be feeling mighty sexy about now with all of those buckeyes!
     
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      susanll

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      RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 3:24 PM (permalink)
      What is a buckeye?
       
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        Jennifer_4

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        RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 3:25 PM (permalink)
        Buckeye nuts contain toxic chemicals: glycosides, saponins and possibly alkaloids. The leaves and sprouts are toxic, too, especially in early spring. If the chemicals are ingested — taken into the body by eating — the ingester may get terribly sick with stomach, intestinal or nervous-system problems. Vomiting, muscle spasms, coma and even death may result. Susceptible animals include cattle, horses and humans.

        I'd get rid of them as soon as possible and switch to the candy buckeyes, a yummy peanut butter and chocolate concoction.
         
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          susanll

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          RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 3:27 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by susanll

          What is a buckeye?


          Never mind. I see now. Looks like nuts are not edible, but can be made into jewelry.

          "Let buckeye nuts dry in single layor or heat them in the oven at 200 degrees for a couple hours. Do not store them in a plastic bag or they may mold. Drill a hole in them (1/16 inch bit ) then string them into a buckeye necklace or garland for decorating. Try putting glass beads inbetween each buckeye nut for a more festive look. You can spray them with a clear acrylic after they are dry to help keep the buckeye nut shiny. A home made buckeye necklace will make a great gift because are said to bring good luck"
           
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            Greymo

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            RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 3:29 PM (permalink)
            They are not edible but you certainly should keep one in your pocket at all times.................your sexual powers will increase! In fact, you could set up a table at a flea market and sell them to all the menfolk walking around.
             
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              WarToad

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              RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 3:37 PM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by Rusty246

              .... BUT, you should be feeling mighty sexy about now with all of those buckeyes!

              quote:
              Originally posted by Greymo

              They are not edible but you certainly should keep one in your pocket at all times.................your sexual powers will increase! ....


              Now that you mention it, I DO feel sexy! But seeing how Ms. WarToad has a bun in the oven due at Christmas, I'll somehow need to find a way to contain my nearly uncontrolable animal magnetism.
               
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                hatteras04

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                RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 3:41 PM (permalink)
                USC certainly feasted on them on Saturday night. I would say that I hope they get sick from it but that would make me a sore loser. For sure it made me sick.
                 
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                  MotherNature_

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                  RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 4:29 PM (permalink)
                  I've always loved chestnuts. We used to run across buckeyes in the woods and my dad drilled it into me the difference between a buckeye and a chestnut because he said buckeyes were poisonous.
                   
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                    Scorereader

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                    RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 4:44 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by hatteras04

                    USC certainly feasted on them on Saturday night.


                    you beat me to it!

                    personally, I love this version of the buckeye:
                     
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                      angeltearsmc

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                      RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 10:15 PM (permalink)
                      SR, that's just what I was about to reference... my buckeyes certainly are edible, and melt-in-your-mouth good!

                      As for the nuts, I don't know. LOL
                       
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                        Ort. Carlton.

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                        RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 10:45 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by Jennifer_4
                        I'd get rid of them as soon as possible and switch to the candy buckeyes, a yummy peanut butter and chocolate concoction.


                        Dearfolk,
                        What would be even better would be a trip to Toledo to have a cold draught or two of Buckeye Beer? -- Apparently that brew, which dates from 1838, is back on the market in that neck of the woods.
                        While in Toledo, don't forget to take in a Toledo Mud Hens game (if they are playing) and to visit Tony Packo's. A copy of The Toledo Blade will inform you of other exciting things to do in the city. Don't make a wrong turn and end up crossing the river, or you'll be in Rossford instead.
                        Oh -- and if you run into Jamie Farr from M*A*S*H, bid him "hello" for me.
                        Totally Toledically, Ort. Carlton in Ever-Exciting Athens, Georgia.
                         
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                          Sonny Funzio

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                          RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 11:14 PM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by Ort. Carlton.

                          What would be even better would be a trip to Toledo to have a cold draught or two of Buckeye Beer? -- Apparently that brew, which dates from 1838, is back on the market in that neck of the woods


                          Not had Buckeye beer, but have had Buckhorn Beer ... and have seen it have a likely similar effect as eating buckeye nuts.
                           
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                            mayor al

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                            RE: Are buckeye's edible? Mon, 09/15/08 11:19 PM (permalink)
                            Score- One of my daughter-in-laws makes a wonderful Buckeye candy, like the one you posted. I am not a big peanut butter fan...but those candies with a great mix of chocolate and P B.
                             
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                              6star

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                              RE: Are buckeye's edible? Tue, 09/16/08 12:26 AM (permalink)
                              If you know someone associated with the Boy Scouts (or Cub Scouts), they would probably welcome your supply. If you drill a 5/8" diameter hole through the center of a buckeye, you can make a nice neckerchief slide.
                               
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                                Pogo

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                                RE: Are buckeye's edible? Tue, 09/16/08 12:21 PM (permalink)
                                The oldtimers used to carry a buckeye in their pocket to ward off arthritis.....
                                Worth a shot isnt it?
                                 
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                                  WarToad

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                                  RE: Are buckeye's edible? Tue, 09/16/08 2:27 PM (permalink)
                                  The kids decided they were excellent sling shot ammo. Last night many a Crush can met it's demise off the fence post.

                                  I forgot how much fun target shooting with a wrist rocket was! PEW PEW PEW!
                                   
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                                    heleno

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                                    RE: Are buckeye's edible? Tue, 09/16/08 6:14 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by WarToad

                                    Was out at my folk's farm over the weekend and the kids went crazy openeing up buckeye pods collecting nuts. So now theres this 5 lbs bag of buckeyes sitting on my truck seat and I'm wondering if there's any use for them?

                                    I make BUCKEY necklaces out of them with small scarlet and gray beads separating hte large budkyes - must dry them out and drill a hole through them to put yarn through. The Ohio State Fans love them. My kids sell them for charity at games for a few bucks - a nice easy fundraiser.
                                     
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                                      heleno

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                                      RE: Are buckeye's edible? Tue, 09/16/08 6:16 PM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by WarToad

                                      Was out at my folk's farm over the weekend and the kids went crazy openeing up buckeye pods collecting nuts. So now theres this 5 lbs bag of buckeyes sitting on my truck seat and I'm wondering if there's any use for them?


                                      Do you live near columbus ohio???
                                      (Buckeye Necklaces)
                                       
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