Cactaceae Carnegia gigantea (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose


Pima, Gila River - Food, Porridge

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: Porridge
Notes: Seeds ground, mixed with grains and used to make a porridge.

RECRD: 8727 id: 8216