Cyperus bulbosus

Cyperus bulbosus


common name

Nalgoo, nutgrass, bush onion.

traditional use

Nalgoo was a staple food for Aborigines, who would cook it by shaking it in a dish with hot coals to enjoy its pleasant nutty taste.

part used

The pleasantly starchy tubers 'nuts' can be eaten raw or roasted.


flavour profile

Starchy, nutty flavour.


The white inner flesh, which is covered by a thin papery skin, can be eaten raw or cooked in hot ashes.