Wax-yielding fruit

The fruits of wax myrtle, also called northern bay berry (Myrica Pennysylvanica), are covered with a waxy substance, which can be removed and used for lighting candles. Wax myrtle grows wild in North America. The fruits are edible. The early settlers in America used these fruits as a source of food and also used candles made from the wax of these fruits.

Dr Chiranjit Parmar