Saturday, August 2, 2014

Edible salacca palm frond core

Salacca Palm (Lagam in Thai) - it has a cluster of sour and a bit sweet fruit, but the core of the frond is also edible. It's soft and quite sweet.

Salacca Palm - wild edible plant

I can't find any information on the amount of calories available from the core of this plant, but it should be somewhere around 1 calorie per gram. As it's readily available, in a survival situation this is a useful plant to know. The psychological advantage of having a lot of this in your stomach is worth the effort.

wild edible plants of Thailand

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