Ulam is a strong component of the Semai Orang Asli diet


The Semai community have a wealth of inherited knowledge about local ulam in the forest. — Photos: RACHEL THOMAS THARMABALAN

ULAM has been used for generations by various Orang Asli communities, who often live off the land and are naturally predisposed to foraging and scouring tropical jungles for wild edibles.

It is this multi-generational arsenal of knowledge that food technologist and Sunway University lecturer Rachel Thomas Tharmabalan was looking to study when she embarked on field research to analyse the wild edible flora used by the Semai tribes in Pahang and Perak.

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