[nafex] paw paw taste

DB pogohome at gmail.com
Tue Nov 24 09:41:00 EST 2020


There has been research done on the Parkinsons issue and can be found at
Kentucky State.
There has never been a case of Parkinsons being traced to Pawpaw.  Seems
that certain tropical countries have this problem and it is related to a
relative of Pawpaw.
I have attached the research.

On Tue, Nov 24, 2020 at 7:40 AM mark wessel <growyourown at earthlink.net>
wrote:

> I love paw paw and eat them every day when I am at work. We have many
> named varieties including most of the Peterson material. My favorites are
> Shenandoah, Potomac and a few selections from Jerry Lehman. Only numbers
> for Jerry's. A few things things separate my favorites from wild
> populations and some other named varieties. All of my favorites have sweet,
> pure and intense flavor with no off flavors. No earthy or green notes come
> through. Texture is better and seed to pulp ratio is very good. Some
> varieties and wild trees are packed with seeds.
>
> We have a long season of ripening starting in mid to late august and
> extending into October some years. I thoroughly enjoy eating them with no
> worries or feelings of guilt until someone brings up the study about paw
> paws causing parkinson’s disease. What a buzz kill.
>
>
> > On Nov 24, 2020, at 8:25 AM, Lee Reich <leeareich at gmail.com> 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
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> > •A Northeast Gardener’s Year
> > •The Pruning Book
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> > •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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