A readily-available snack food in the rainforest is palm hearts, the soft pith at the center of the stem where new leaves develop. Palm hearts are similar in texture and taste to young celery shoots. Here some boys are snacking on hearts of the common thatch palm (Calamus castaneus), which grows throughout the lowland forest.
Endicott Image Collection
Palms -- Malaysia -- Kelantan, Batek (Malaysian people) -- Food., Terong River (Malay)