Germanic word for beech
BEECH WOOD IN ITS MOST BEAUTIFUL FORM
Characteristic of beech wood is a light-yellowish to pink-brown color, which darkens only slightly when exposed to light. The grain of beechwood is characterized by broad rays, which form a diagonal cut to the trunk so-called „veins“ (tongue-shaped grain). Beech wood from older trees has a slightly darker, tending to brown-red color, which can be intensified by damping. From a tree age of about a hundred years, the wood forms a reddish-brown core, which may be irregular and cloud-shaped. These trees are called red-core beech.
THE BEECH FOR ALL SENSES
The fruits of the European beech are considered to be one of the most nutritious foods that our native forests have to offer. Because raw beechnuts contain alkaloids and fagin, a hydrocyanic acid glycoside, it is recommended to roast them for a few minutes before further processing to prevent intolerance. Pure enjoy it then salted; caramelized with brown sugar give the dessert a special touch. Beeckeckern also taste very delicious in a salad or as a spread