[nafex] paw paw taste -pawpaw-associated illness

DB pogohome at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 09:34:46 EST 2020


Kentucky State University has recipes for Pawpaw.  I have not made it yet
but hear ice cream is the dream.

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 7:55 AM Louis Pittman <lpittman at murraystate.edu>
wrote:

> Not sure thatanyone has identified exactly what causes that gastronomic
> upheaval, but dried pawpaw/pawpaw fruit leather is a no-no!
>
> Heck, 15 years ago, I 'poisoned' a bunch of coworkers when I took a batch
> of pawpaw cookies to the office and shared them at the break table. The lab
> director spent 3 days at home, in close proximity to the toilet...thought
> he was gonna have to go into the hospital for IV fluids.  I've not yet
> lived that down...former coworkers still rib me about those pawpaw cookies.
>
> On Tue, Nov 24, 2020, 7:45 AM Elizabeth Hilborn <ehilborn at mebtel.net>
> wrote:
>
> > I dry much of my fruit as I can't eat it all fresh nor do I have the
> > freezer space.
> >
> > A memorable experiment was dried pawpaw.
> > Slices of beautiful, ripe fruit set in my dehydrator. Dried to
> > perfection. Imagine my delight when I first tasted the dried fruit.
> > Sweet, fruity, leathery, but easy to chew. I ate a single piece then
> > went out to do evening farm chores. Within an hour I started feeling
> > bad. Abdominal pain then a building nausea.
> >
> > I was not able to eat dinner that evening. Felt well in the morning.
> >
> > The next evening as I unloaded the dehydrator I ate another piece of
> > dried pawpaw. Again within an hour, the same deal- pain, nausea. I had
> > to go lay down for the night. Again, no dinner.
> >
> > Maybe some people do not feel well after eating the fresh fruit and stop
> > enjoying it over time.
> >
> > I have NO idea why dried pawpaw does this to me while I can still eat
> > (and enjoy) fresh pawpaw.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> >
> > Elizabeth
> >
> > On 11/24/2020 8:25 AM, Lee Reich wrote:
> > > I think it takes a certain amount of eating pawpaws to lose your taste
> > for them. I’ve noticed this in other once-pawpaw-enthusiasts also.
> > >
> > > Lee
> > > Lee Reich, PhD
> > > Come visit my farmden at
> > > http://www.leereich.com/blog <http://www.leereich.com/blog>
> > > http://leereich.com <http://leereich.com/>
> > >
> > > Books by Lee Reich:
> > > •The Ever Curious Gardener: Using a Little Natural Science for a Much
> > Better Garden
> > > •A Northeast Gardener’s Year
> > > •The Pruning Book
> > > •Weedless Gardening
> > > •Uncommon Fruits for every Garden
> > > •Landscaping with Fruit
> > > •Grow Fruit Naturally
> > >
> > >> On Nov 24, 2020, at 5:47 AM, Elizabeth Hilborn <ehilborn at mebtel.net>
> > wrote:
> > >>
> > >> I have only tasted two named varieties Mango and Shenandoah.  They
> were
> > both delicious, sweet, fruity, bright without the taste/smell of overripe
> > banana (tang) that the wild fruits contain.
> > >>
> > >> There was a 6 year gap between tasting them so I cannot compare their
> > tastes directly. I do remember the mango surprised me with its
> > deliciousness.
> > >>
> > >> In my experience, the selected varieties are worth the effort. That is
> > why I keep trying to buy grafted trees and to graft my sprouts.
> > >>
> > >> Elizabeth
> > >>
> > >> On 11/24/2020 5:41 AM, Alan Haigh wrote:
> > >>> I believe that some people can taste the slight toxic tang of paw
> paws
> > and
> > >>> some can't.  Those that can't think they are absolutely delicious and
> > those
> > >>> that can are never big fans. Unfortunately, like Lee,  I fall in the
> > latter
> > >>> group.
> > >>>
> > >>> I've never tasted a Peterson variety, though.
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> >
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> > Elizabeth Hilborn, DVM
> > Bee Well Mobile Veterinary Services, PLLC
> > beewellvet.com
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