What do people eat in Nauru?

Mealtime

Most people live along the 12 mile coastline. In the past the islanders raised their own food, but now, as a result of mining revenues most of the food and other products are imported including a variety of supermarket foods. Rice is a basic staple, and fish with rice is an standard meal.

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.



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