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Forgotten Food: The Eenthu Panna tree's seeds contain the story of a cuisine, culture and its custodians
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Forgotten Food: The Eenthu Panna tree's seeds contain the story of a cuisine, culture and its custodians

In addition to being the star ingredient in heirloom dishes like the ‘eenthu pidi’ made by the Mappila Muslims, the seeds of the Cycas circinalis (popularly referred to as the eenthu panna) tree are a living testimony to the age-old reliance of indigenous communities on wild edibles and the unrecorded wealth of ethnobotanical information they possess.