From Diane Campbell:
For those of you who have not seen a screw-pine (pandanus) fruit, they are pretty amazing. Here is a photo of some that are growing in our yard. They began to appear in January and they just keep getting bigger and heavier. The large (bottom) one is about 18" long and must weigh 10 pounds - the whole plant is bending under the weight.
I've read that some varieties of the pandanus fruit are edible. This is growing on the variety that does NOT have saw-edged leaves. Does anybody out there know if this one is edible and if so how is it served? I recall reading somewhere that the seeds are also used in Indian cooking but can't find that reference.
Simon seems to know everything, maybe he can help? Whomever gets the info gets a taste! We have about 8 of these globes growing larger by the day.