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Toxic Gleditsia triacanthos (Honey Locust)  RSS feed

 
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This post is about Gleditsia triacanthos or Honey Locust. I have read on PFAF.com that "The plant contains potentially toxic compounds"
does anyone know what this means? are the potential toxins accumulative, harmless in small concentrations, rendered inert from cooking, or cancerogenic?
And if these trees contain toxins were would they be in the plant.

I have eaten the cooked beans with no I'll effect in large concentrations.
I understand that black locust Robinia pseudoacacia can be toxic and am not concerned about it in this conversation. If anyone could find chemical identities
of the potentially toxic compounds that would be helpful as well.

Thank you all.
 
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Here is a database in which to search for the chemicals present in Honey Locust: http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/

 
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The reference on PFAF says it's from a book co-authored by doctor Duke. A search on his phytochemical database gives a list of compounds found in Honey Locust, you might look through that for further info?

http://www.ars-grin.gov/duke/plants.html

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Acetylsalicylic acid is aspirin. This could be handy too:
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