Cactaceae Carnegia gigantea (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose


Pima, Gila River - Food, Beverage

Use documented by:
Rea, Amadeo M., 1991, Gila River Pima Dietary Reconstruction, Arid Lands Newsletter 31:3-10, page 4

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Scientific name: Carnegia gigantea (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose
USDA symbol: CAGI7 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Saguaro
Family: Cactaceae
Family (APG): Cactaceae
Native American Tribe: Pima, Gila River
Use category: Food
Use sub-category: Beverage
Notes: Pulp made into a syrup and fermented for the annual wine feast. The annual wine feast was an elaborate liturgical celebration intended to bring rain and to continue it through the growing season.

RECRD: 8729 id: 8212