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Indian walnut

aleuritesmoluccana.
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Looking back at 2010 when, at age 26, he opened Candlenut with his mother, he says, "I was stupid to do it.
The roasted kernel of the kukui, or candlenut, called ina-mona, is a delicacy that only a Hawaiian can appreciate.
The efforts of government in this area proved quite effective in terms of raising production of the key estate crops including, coffee, bananas, coconut, clove, cashews, and cocoa, along with more limited efforts in vanilla, pepper, candlenut and kapok.
Furthermore, cooking demonstrations were conducted by renowned local chefs such as Chef Malcolm Lee from Candlenut Kitchen, Chef Willin Low from Wild Rocket and culinary authorities such as Peranakan and Eurasian Chef Damian D'Silva.
Middelkoop lists five different forms of le'u: le'u nono (fertility magic), le'u fenu (medicine from candlenut, fenu, applied at pregnancy and childbirth), le'u abanat (leaves of a tree to tame wild buffaloes and sacrifices after harvest to make buffaloes healthy and fertile), le'u kinat (magic for the preparation of the proper dyes for cloth) and le'u musu (literally, 'enmity magic').
The "tidying up" involved mobilizing the police, the army, and hundreds of high school students to cut down the villagers' coffee, candlenut, vanilla, and clove trees with chainsaws.
The Takitumu Conservation Area, a hilly, 380-acre tropical forest, is home to tree hibiscus, which has heart-shaped leaves and large red flowers that turn yellow at night, candlenut trees (appropriately named for the oily nuts traditionally burned for light) and the Polynesian Chestnut, which provides the main ingredient of a national dish.
That prompted the company to expand the line this year with several shampoos and conditioners formulated with kukui - a form of candlenut indigenous to Australia, Hawaii and New Zealand - and an eight-product group of styling aids.
HAWAII: candlenut (Aleurites moluccana)--kukui, designated in 1959.
Named for the kukui or candlenut torches that once guided fishermen back home to Kaua'i, the 1,000-acre Kukui'ula community includes a collection of custom ocean view homesites and Hawaiian plantation-style cottages.
TROPICAL TREAT A RELATIVELY new player in the beauty world, kukui oil has been used for centuries in its native Hawaii, where it's traditionally harvested from the candlenut tree to use in lamps.