Scientific Name: Pandanus tectorius Parkinson

Family Name: Pandanaceae


The edible fruit of Pandanus tectorius is referred to by several names, including “screwpine fruit” and “pandanus fruit.” It may be consumed either raw or cooked and is frequently utilized in traditional cuisines across various countries.

The Pandanus tectorius plant is used in many Pacific Island nations for a variety of purposes; the leaves are used for weaving mats, baskets, and roofing thatch; the fruit is occasionally consumed as food; and the wood can be used for building.

Extracts from Pandanus tectorius are occasionally utilized for their possible therapeutic effects, however scientific investigations on its medicinal properties are scarce. Different parts of the plant, including the leaves and roots, are believed to have medicinal values in traditional medicine.