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From: Don Martinson llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2001.10.08 at 20:23:49(7572)
An interesting article in this morning's newspaper caught my eye:

http://home.wi.rr.com/llmen/candy.jpg

Obviously, our friend, A. konjac is a plant of many uses.

Is anyone familiar with this product? I'm curious why it is
considered as a choking hazard as opposed to any other small candy,
such as jelly beans.
--
Don Martinson

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From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2001.10.09 at 09:13:01(7583)
Have tried these fruit jellies , got a few flavours ;
Soursop , Mango , there must be more .
They come in bags , containing many small cups .
They are quite a mouthfull , and can be very firm .
So I could imagine a small child choking on one .

Michael Pascall,Curator,
WHYANBEEL ARBORETUM,F.N.Q,AUSTRALIA

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.10.09 at 09:21:56(7587)
Dear Don,

I read (and I THINK I`m getting this right!) that it 'gels' when it gets
stuck in the throat, and this 'gelling' makes it difficult/impossible to
dislodge when rescue workers try the 'manouver', it stays put!
Hope that this helps.

Julius

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From: "Scott Hyndman" hyndman at aroid.org> on 2001.10.09 at 09:24:08(7588)
Don,

You might find the answer to some of your questions about the konjac candy
at http://www.konnyaku.com/e_data/index.html.

Regards, Scott

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From: "Plantsman" plantsman at prodigy.net> on 2001.10.09 at 22:34:28(7595)
Here's some other interesting links about uses of A. konjac:

http://www.health1.com/PROINFO/pkon.html
http://www.konjac.com/

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