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Pandan Essence is an essence extracted from the leaves of the screwpine (Pandanus amaryllifolius). It comes in two varieties:
- Pandan essence – a clear liquid
- Pandan paste – deep-green and quite thick
Pandan essence or paste is used in place of fresh pandan leaves, to flavour and colour desserts, drinks, and tapai.