This popular tree may soon be declared a weed species in parts of Australia, Texas and Florida.
ISTM this could be prevented if enough people know how to harvest and use it.
The tallow has potential use in candle and soap-making, vegetable tallow, a drying oil ("Stillingia oil" is a drying oil like linseed), protein food and biodiesel.
Has anyone harvested and used the "tallow' from these trees?
http://www.eattheweeds.com/popcorn-t...tallow-tree-2/Thus we do have botanists saying the white fat coating is edible and yet we have other experts who make the picture fuzzy by exclusion or the mentioning of processing.I’d still like to find a first-hand account. Why? Because so I have not beeb able to melt te saturated fat around the seed
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Food etc uses
http://www.eattheweeds.com/popcorn-t...tallow-tree-2/Chinese vegetable tallow is widely used in China for edible purposes, as a substitute for animal tallow and for lighting. Candles made by mixing 10 parts Chinese vegetable tallow with 3 parts white insect wax are reputed to remain pure white for any length of time and to burn with a clear bright flame without smell or smoke. Elsewhere, Chinese vegetable tallow is used to make soap, as a substitute for cocoa butter and to increase the consistence of soft edible fats. Stillingia oil is used in paints and varnishes, for illumination and to waterproof umbrellas. Both Chinese vegetable tallow and stillingia oil are used as fuel extenders on a small scale.