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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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Every man under his own fig tree. - Hebrew Saying

The fruit of silence is tranquility. - Arabian Proverb

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

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

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy. - Shel Silverstein

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

The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree. - Spike Milligan

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

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

Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit. - Aristippus

Disbelief: How you tell someone what the green stuff on a tree is - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

Family Tree: The only tree whose branches seek the shelter of its roots - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese Proverb

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. - Aristotle

I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap. - Fred Allen

Someone told me I was immature. Guess who's not allowed in my tree house now? - Unknown

Southerners are so devoted to genealogy that we see a family tree under every bush. - Florence King

Chocolate comes from coco, which is a tree - that makes it a plant. Chocolate is salad. - Unknown

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

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. - Warren Buffett

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

Shady Character: A fellow who snoozes in a hammock under a tree while his wife mows the lawn - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. - Abraham Lincoln

I still have my Christmas Tree. I looked at it today. Sure enough, I couldn't see any forests. - Steven Wright

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

The reason there are so many tree-lined boulevards in Paris is so the German army can march in the shade. - George S Patton

Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. - Abraham J. Heschel

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

Whatever I am offered in devotion with a pure heart - a leaf, a flower, fruit, or water - I accept with joy. - Bhagavad Gita

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. - Mark Twain

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. - Abraham Lincoln

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
So just what are time flies, and why do they fly like an arrow? - Groucho Marx

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

A fruit is a vegetable with looks and money. Plus, if you let fruit rot, it turns into wine; something Brussels Sprouts never do. - P.J. O'Rourke

On the top of the Crumpetty Tree
The Quangle Wangle sat,
But his face you could not see,
On account of his Beaver Hat. - Edward Lear

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

Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong. - George Carlin


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