Uses of the Kukui Nut
Posted: April 15, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers | Tags: candlenut, Hawaiian, kukui nut, tree
Ever used a nut as a lamp?
The ancient Hawaiians did with the kukui nut (candlenut). To create the lamp, they strung the nuts together, placed them on a skewer, or put them onto a torch.
The ancient Hawaiians also used the versatile kukui nut to make jewelry, tattoo ink, red-brown dye, topical medication, and varnish.
Read more about the uses of the kukui nut in “Its Uses and Disuses Told by Mr. Girvin.”