[ExI] collective expertise pls

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Mon Oct 25 22:59:19 UTC 2021

...> On Behalf Of BillK via extropy-chat
Subject: Re: [ExI] collective expertise pls

>...They look like Californian Buckeye nuts.
If you do an image search for California Buckeye seed, some of the images look very similar.
They seem to be poisonous unless cooked very carefully.


Cool thx to all who responded: California buckeye, which is a form of chestnut but with high tannin levels which makes them slightly toxic.  Found a site which explains how to leach away the toxins, but they advise don't bother, it's a lot of fuss and the end result tastes like ass.

Ah, OK then.

The irony: a guy from Britain identifies the fruit of a local tree on the west coast of the former colonies.  The internet is such a marvelous thing.  How fortunate we are to live in such times as these.


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