Zamia integrifolia

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  • Also known as the Coontie Palm (A Derivative of the Seminole Native American word "Conti Hateka" which translates roughly to "White Root"
  • It was commercially grown and marketed as Florida Arrowroot
  • It doesn't fix nitrogen on it's own, but it does form a symbiotic relationship/hosts Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria
  • It contains a few varieties of toxins
  • The roots have only the cyasin, which is soluble in water
  • Native Americans would soak and/or heavily rinse it to Leach out the cyasin
    • Presumably this was done by the companies as well, it may be interesting to dive into their process flow
  • Granted a gene knockout may work?

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