Pandanus tectorius – Famine Foods

Pandanus tectorius

Pandanus odoratissimus


Australia (North Australia): lower, yellow, pulpy part of drupe eaten. Also, tender white base of leaves eaten boiled or raw. The seeds are baked and soaked to obtain the sweet substance between the fibres and also roasted and broken to obtain the kernels. India: pulpy part of drupe eaten. Hawaii: orange flesh of fruit eaten. India (region not specified): fruit pulp eaten.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
Hawaiian: Hala. English: Screwpine

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