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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This is the Pandan I use sometimes to flovour the rice. Although it looks like a lily, it belongs to the Pandanaceae family. It is growing in semi shade, and has never flowered in six years. The leaves have a nutty, grassy aroma , similar to the aroma of Basmati rice. It is called the Basmati Pandan locally.Pandanus amaryllifolius is used extensively in Indonesian , Malaysian and Thai cooking. The leaves of this plant have a cockroach repllant quality!