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Any tree of the genus Pandanus, which contains more than 500 species. It is a characteristic component of the vegetation in the tropics of the Old World, especially on the Pacific islands and along continental coasts. Also known as screw pine.



(screw pines), a genus of monocotyledonous plants of the family Pandanaceae. The plants are treelike and have branched trunks that reach heights of 10–15 m (occasionally 25 m). Adventitious roots grow from the lower part of the trunk and from the branches. Sometimes the lower part of the trunk dies, and the plant is supported by its stilt-like roots. The stiff, linear leaves are 3–4 m long and 10–15 cm wide; they are arranged in two to four spiral rows. The plants are dioecious, and their unisexual flowers are gathered into spadices or, less commonly, panicles. Perianths are absent. The fruits are berries or drupes, which often are somewhat woody and gathered into an aggregate.

There are about 600 species of screw pines, distributed mainly in the tropics of the eastern hemisphere. They grow on seacoasts, along rivers, and in tropical rain forests. Some species, including P. tectorius, P. utilis, and P. fragrans, are cultivated in the tropics for their edible fruits and fibrous leaves. The leaves are used to weave various articles and are processed into industrial fabrics, brushes, and ropes. A number of species, such as P. utilis, are cultivated as ornamentals in greenhouses and homes.


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The Pandan leaves were treated prior to extraction process.
Pandan comes from the thatch screwpine herb (Pandanaceae tectorius) and bignay, horseradish tree, and saw palmetto, with accompanying famous herbs for kidney-and immune-boosting health: ngai camphor tree, holy basil, yerba buena, pansit-pansitan, Chinese chaste tree, Indian tinospora, Madagascar periwinkle, Rauwolfia, and Panax ginseng.
In 2002 Azhari helped to establish Tikar Pandan (Pandan Mat), a non-government organisation initially established as a writers' school to encourage Acehnese youth to begin to express themselves and put their experiences into words.
The new location, with a total floor area of 22,000 square meters, is double the space compared to the current combined sites at Pandan Loop and Penjuru Close.
Boncafe Roasting House, 208 Pandan Loop, Singapore 128401.
For the coconut ice cream: 75g finely grated fresh coconut 400ml coconut milk 100ml single cream 6 large egg yolks 200g caster sugar 1tbsp cornflour 'tsp pandan essence Salt For the black rice pudding: 200g black glutinous rice 2 pandan leaves, twisted into a knot 175g palm sugar Salt To serve: 1 large, ripe mango 200ml can coconut milk Strain the mixture back into a clean pan and cook over a low heat, stirring all the time, until the mixture lightly coats the back of a wooden spoon, but don't let it boil.
5kg chicken Salt 4 cloves of garlic, bashed 4cm piece of fresh ginger, bashed 3 spring onions knotted 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tsp light soy sauce A handful of chopped coriander leaves 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced For the sauces 4 medium red chillies, seeds removed 1 clove of garlic Caster sugar Lime juice A 6cm piece of ginger, peeled For the rice 1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 cloves of garlic, flattened 350g jasmine rice 2 pandan leaves, knotted (optional) Method 1.
Marcia also bought some pandan boxes for storage to sit under them.
My starter of pandan chicken wrapped in pandan leaves (pounds 5.
Village Creamery is owned and operated by the Valeroso family, who have leveraged their five-decade Filipino ice cream-making heritage to produce a line of flavors that includes cardamom, cucumber, hot pepper, jackfruit, lychee, pandan, red bean, rose water, and saffron.
Jellyace Lychee Flavor Konjac and a similar mini-cup sweet called Jellyace Buko Pandan, labelled as containing konjac, have been found on sale nationally.
Jellyace Lychee Flavour Konjac has been found on sale in Britain while a sweet called Jellyace Buko Pandan, labelled as containing Konjac, has been found in a shop in Oswestry, West Wales.