Nalgoo

 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.

seasonality

flavour profile

Starchy, nutty flavour.

uses

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