can a yucca plant be poisonus to a person?



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    Also known as the cassava, Yucca plants can be poisonous if they are not cooked properly, but otherwise they can be eaten. Yucca plants contain linase, which becomes poisonous under certain conditions because it changes into hydro-cyanic or prussic acid. In a high enough dosage these products become lethal. However, if heated to above 167 degrees Fahrenheit the linase becomes safe because it is killed. 

    Yucca plants are a great source of vitamins A, B and C, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium, manganese and copper, which makes them a great food source when cooked well. 

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