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If you searched for the word Bunya and ended up here, your search engine found the listing on our website for an ancester of ours named Bunya Mayoff. She is shown at the left of the photo below. Also shown are Anna Ninburg, Boris Ninburg and his mother. If you're looking for Bunya Nuts, scroll down.
For Austrailian Bunya Nuts, please try the links below. Thanks for visiting Mayoff.com.
BUNYA NUTS: A picture of the bunya nut cone which holds the bunya nuts and accompanying infomation is at: http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/bushtucker/bunya_nut.shtml
According to Bernie Mayoff, who knows a nut if he sees one, "Bunya nuts can be toxic if eaten raw and some of them contain cyanide which will make you sick if you eat too many of them." He continues, "They can also be used to tenderize meat. They have separate male and female flowers. Warring tribes of aborigines would halt hostilities and climb the Bunya mountains to harvest Bunya nuts."
"You can roast them, bake 'em, fry 'em or put 'em in a quiche. Here are some recipes: http://www.abc.net.au/2bl/recipes/bunyanut.htm But you'll still get sick from the cyanide if you eat too many."
"Additionally, Australian aborigines and settlers used to burn them, giving them the name Candle nuts."