Cycas circinalis – Famine Foods

Cycas circinalis

Uses

Fiji: the fruit is used in place of bread in hard times. India: interior of stem yields starch. Guam: seeds shredded, soaked in water, dried and ground into flour.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
L, Roxb.
Misc:
A water- soluble toxin in the seed may be carcinogenic.

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