How do people learn to cook a poisonous plant safely?
I just read an very interesting piece about toxic plants that I wanted to share.
Obligatory disclaimer: Please do not try this at home. People die from improperly preparing some types of plants!
"But like nardoo, cassava is highly toxic. It also requires a tedious and complex preparation ritual to make it safe. The cassava root will otherwise release hydrogen cyanide."
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"Whether it is constructing an igloo, hunting an antelope, lighting a fire, making a longbow or processing cassava, we learn not by understanding from first principles, but by imitating."
I'm curious if any of you have had processes passed down to you from previous generations, in regards to preparing poisonous plants, that you would like to share with us! : ) For informational purposes only, of course...
Bonus video! Two boys generate electrical energy from waste created by cassava processing https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-44809515/ghanaian-boys-use-cassavas-to-generate-electricity