Mango Mix: Pako: The Edible Fern

By Camille Conopio 

Pako The Edible Fern

Scientific Name: Athyrium Esculentum
Fiddlehead fern, locally called pako in the Philippines, is a vegetable fern. It is often listed among the several kinds of edible ferns mostly found in India, North America, China, Japan, Hawaii and Indonesia. Fiddlehead or furled fronds of young leaves are collected as vegetables and cultivated in a few countries. These are commonly sold in bunch at local markets just like any ordinary vegetables for a fairly cheap price. Read more.

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Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture--from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun.