The average Hawai‘i resident today eats ‘ulu LESS than three times per year. To increase consumption of this indigenous staple, we must effectively re-educate our population - starting with keiki. Learn about the important work of the Hawai‘i State Department of Education’s ‘Āina Pono Farm to School program in introducing ‘ulu to kids through Harvest of Month and regular menu items, and the USDA’s decision to allow the crediting of ‘ulu as a whole grain component in reimbursable school meals.
‘Ulu in the Kitchen
‘Ulu is an incredibly versatile food that can be used to make anything from pancakes to poke and even pickles! Tune into this video featuring celebrity chef, Mark “Gooch” Noguchi, and Hawaiian cultural practitioner, Kealoha Domingo, among other culinary leaders in Hawai‘i, to gain some great recipe ideas and useful tips for cooking with ‘ulu. Warning: watching this video may make your mouth water!