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Pandan/Pandanus leaves

Highly-scented leaves used in Thai cooking. It grows on the Screwpine Tree, which grows in tropical areas of Asia. In cooking it's used in making 'Grass Green Pandan Cake' – which resembles a Victoria sponge. The leaf is also used to flavour rice and curries and also flavour syrups for desserts.

The leaves also have medical uses – principally for treating skin diseases; while strips of the leaves are woven into baskets, which are used to serve rice etc.

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