Thursday, October 19, 2017

Wild edible plants: fishtail palm

The Fishtail Palm has edible parts throughout it's life. The most ideal stage is when it's a young tree. At this stage you can split it open and access the soft core. This core is similar to young coconut meat. It's high in oil, thus high in calories... something that you definitely want/need in a survival situation. 

It's also tasty, so it's not like you're going to have to force yourself to eat it. This is a very, very common plant.

edible wild plant fishtail palm
The core of the fishtail palm tastes a bit like young coconut meat

wild edible jungle plant fishtail palm
Very common and very easy to recognize.
You can't really confuse this with any inedible plants.

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