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80-Year-Old Timaj and Jerry Eating Pandanus Fruit

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Ailuk had run out of rice and other imported food at the time we were there, so pandanus was an important part of their diet. They didn't particularly like it, but had to eat it. Timaj said he was over 80 years old and invited Jerry to try some chunks of the pandanus he and his family were eating for lunch.