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  Re: aroids (?) in the news !
From: Don Martinson llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2002.06.02 at 14:22:17(8936)
Title: Re: aroids (?) in the news !

The Florida
Agriculture Commissioner has banned the sale of a gel candy
containing "conjac" The gel is said not to dissolve
at body temperatures and thus presents a hazard to children who
swallow it whole.
Is this one
of the starches from an amorphophallus? Or perhaps a more generic
name in the Pacific for something from an underground storage
Anyway, the
obvious behaviour pattern for us should be to enjoy the olfactory
delights of our plants, but to avoid sucking on bits of them.

Here is a web site that highlights the uses of starch derived
from A. konjac.


Don Martinson

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