In places where holm oaks, oaks, cork oaks and other relatives exist, acorns have become over time an indispensable fruit for people. Thanks to them, many societies have overcome periods of famine, since they have been able to replace the lack of cereals or legumes in its entirety, or complement what is obtained with the crops through harvesting.

All this will be discussed this Wednesday by Enrique García Gómez and Juan Pereira Sieso, authors of the book ‘The acorns and the human being. Avatars of a symbol in the Iberian Peninsula’ (Editorial Cuarto Centenario), which will be presented at 7:00 p.m. in the Toletvm building, currently the Toledo School of Architecture, in an act moderated by the journalist Inma Sánchez Morate.

As the authors explain in the book, acorns have not only been used as human or animal food, but their properties have been used in folk medicine and in veterinary medicine. In addition, they are part of the intangible heritage and our cultural heritage, as they are omnipresent in folklore, as a symbol and reference, as a literary element or as an inexhaustible source of inspiration.