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The Cycad Pages
ETHNOBOTANY OF CYCADS
Nadia Audhali and Dennis Stevenson

CYCAD USES

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  • Various cycad species are used as food, ceremonially, and/or for ritual and medicine.
  • When used as a food, the trunk, root, seeds may be used as a source of starch.
  • Processing involves a combination of some or all of washing, fermentation, cooking and aging.
  • For examples of use and preparation by area, habitat or taxon, click on links below or on the map on the right.
  • Further reading and references.


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