September 18, 1806, The Return – Lamine River, MO: The main party catches up to the hunters near the Grand River and find that they had killed nothing. The men declare they can live on pawpaw fruit until they reach the first white settlement 150 river miles away.
A Word of Caution. While many people enjoy the taste of pawpaw, some individuals become sick after eating the fruit. Skin rash, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea can develop. In other cases, individuals may be allergic to the leaves or the fruit skin. – www.ars.usda.gov
Eating the fruit might cause hives, nausea, vomiting, headache, or faintness in some people. American pawpaw extract might cause vomiting. When applied to the skin: American pawpaw is POSSIBLY SAFE when applied to the skin, short-term. It might cause a red, itchy rash when applied to the skin in some people. – www.webmd.com