Native foods include fish and coconut, shellfish, breadfruit, and pandanus. Pandanus is a large shrub or small tree . The fruit pulp is preserved in several different ways. A paste, which is compared to dates in taste, texture, and appearance. Preserved pandanus pulp mixed with coconut cream makes a tasty, sweet food item. Pandanus can also be made into flour that is consumed in different ways, usually prepared as a drink.