[permaculture] paw paw seeds

Robert Waldrop bwaldrop at cox.net
Tue Oct 21 22:04:46 EDT 2008


This is pretty interesting. Do you eat them raw? 
Chew them or crack them or swallow them whole?

Bob Waldrop, OKC
www.barkingfrogspermaculture.org

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Pittman" <scott at permaculture.org>
To: "'permaculture'" 
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Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [permaculture] paw paw seeds


When I am in the tropics I eat a few paw-paw seeds 
to kill intestinal
parasites that I may pick up - particularly worms. 
I eat four or five a day
and have never suffered any ill effects.

Scott Pittman
Director
Permaculture Institute
www.permaculture.org
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[mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On 
Behalf Of Paul d'Aoust
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2008 4:25 PM
To: permaculture
Subject: Re: [permaculture] paw paw seeds

Further to what Jordan says, PFAF says the seeds 
contain toxic
alcaloids, and are emetic (i.e., make you barf):

http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Asimina+triloba

El vie, 17-10-2008 a las 16:53 -0700, Jordan Fink 
escribió:
> I would say "NO"
> paw paws are already slightly carcinogenic, and 
> their seeds are very
> poisonous from what ive read.
>
> -j
>
>
> > Can I eat the seeds of the paw paws now that 
> > the fruit stage has gone
> > by (which I missed..) I am able to pick up 
> > some of the dried up pods
> > with seeds. Are they ok to eat?
> >
> > Paul K..southern Illinois
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