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Hala Fruit

Turning over a new leaf in the Pacific Islands

Hala Fruit thanks to Keith Blake

Pandanus tectorius is a species of Pandanus (screwpine) that is native to Malesia, eastern Australia, and the Pacific Islands. Common names in English include Tahitian screwpine, thatch screwpine, and Hala tree - the fruit is known as Hala fruit.

Lauhala(lau meaning “leaf” in the Hawaiian language) refers to the leaves of the hala tree, which is of great cultural, health and economic importance in many Pacific Islands. The fruit of the tree is used as a food source in many Pacific Islands. The fruits are often consumed fresh, or as a preserved food while the trunks can be used as building material, and leaves for thatching. Though many parts of the hala tree are utilized, in Hawaii the most common use of Hala is the leaves.

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Friendship is a sheltering tree. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Does wine count as a serving of fruit? - Joe-kster

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German headshrinker named Sigmund Fruit - Archie Bunker

The apple will fall under the apple tree. - Greek Proverb

Avoid fruit and nuts. You are what you eat. - Jim Davis

All men's gains are the fruit of venturing. - Herodotus

Hawaii is not a state of mind, but a state of grace. - Paul Theroux

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is. - Frank Scully

For corporate marketers, podcasting is low-hanging fruit. - Paul Gillin

By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree. - Cameroon Proverb

Excellence in any pursuit is the late, ripe fruit of toil. - W.M.L. Jay

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. - Aristotle

If you don't like where you are, move. You are not a tree. - Unknown

When you think about a walking tree, laughter is the response. - John Rhys-Davies

Character is the root of the tree; conduct, the fruit it bears. - E.M. Bounds

The magic of Hawaii comes from the stillness, the sea, the stars. - Joanne Harris

I ordered a bed from IKEA and they sent me a tree trunk and a saw. - Eileen Curtright

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is. - H. Jackson Browne

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Watermelon - it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face. - Enrico Caruso

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Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Transplanting the ballet to the United States is like trying to raise a palm tree in Dakota. - Lincoln Kirsten

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The difference between a gun and a tree is a difference of tempo. The tree explodes every spring. - Ezra Pound

It's better to fall from a tree and break your back than to fall in love and break your heart. - African Proverb

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. - Unknown

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a family all wrapped up in each other. - Bill Vaughan

My wife is on a diet. Coconuts and bananas. She hasn't lost any weight, but she can sure climb a tree. - Henny Youngman

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. - Joseph Addison

It's in the democratic citizen's nature to be like a leaf that doesn't believe in the tree it's part of. - David Foster Wallace

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. - Hal Borland

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The axe cannot boast of the tree it has cut down. It could do nothing but for the woodsman. He made it, he sharpened it, and he used it. - Samuel Brengel

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree;
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all. - Ogden Nash

Advice from a tree:
- Stand tall and proud
- Go out on a limb
- Remember your roots
- Drink plenty of water
- Enjoy the view - Unknown


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