|Ms Edwards and Ms Henry |
barely breaking a sweat.
- Barringtonia asiatica (Fishkiller)
- Cynometra cauliflora (Nam Nam)
- Hopea bracteata (Merawan Ungu)
- Hopea ferrea (Ceylon Ironwood)
- Litsea elliptica
- Mimusops elengi (Tanjung, Spanish Cherry)
- Moringa oleifera (Horse-radish tree)
- Shorea materialis
- Sterculia foetida (Hazel Sterculia, Java Olive)
- Swietenia macrophylla (Broad-leaved Mahogany)
The Sterculia tree has an interesting etymology: Sterculius was the Roman god of cow dung and "foetida" means stinking! The name refers to the fact that all parts of the tree exude an unpleasant smell while it is flowering.
|Mea has planted many trees |
in the past 2 years.
A couple of the trees have edible leaves. The young leaves of Litsea elliptica are used as a vegetable side dish or as a flavouring in the spicy Thai sauce, Nam Prik. Meanwhile, Moringa has been hailed as a 'superfood' for its nutritional benefits and multiple culinary uses. The immature green pods are often used in curries. The seeds inside mature pods can be eaten like peas. Even the flowers are edible when cooked. The highly nutritious leaves are cooked and used like spinach. (Walk down Buffalo Road near Little India MRT and you'll see heaps of Moringa leaves on the table outside a vegetable shop.)
|Mr Daniels shows the strain of bodybuilding with Moringa.|