My Photo
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 02/2006

« The Great Wahgi River | Main | Flying the flag higher »

10 June 2014

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Kone, this menterung is a kind of tree that is similar to a fire plant. We dry their cut-offs in the mantelpiece or burn them in the fire and retrieve the ashes for cooking.

Buraang on the other hand grows in the small streams and we eat it raw or dry it in the mantelpiece again. Of the two, buraang is much saltier and good for salting food.

Menterung has the quality of making food really soft, especially meat.

Thanks Leonard for this piece. When I read about Bougainville, it is synonymous to innovation. Yes Bougainnovation!

From copra-based fuel to everything. The traditional plants you've mentioned are gold to any food chemist or ecologist to rehabilitate/reclaim saline soils.

Maybe we should find a way to establish a salt making factory somewhere there for production in Bougainville.

(Giaman tingting tasol.)

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.