Hawai’ian Taro’s History Goes Back a Millennium. So often we look at food as satisfying to the hunger or taste buds and that’s it. Taro is completely different. It’s been a source of nutrition for centuries. On one end of the spectrum, it has been used as a first food for babies. On the other, the Taro plant is a marketing symbol used throughout numerous businesses throughout the Polynesian triangle today. After making Taro teething biscuits for my toddler from my homemade Taro powder, I learned that Hawai’ian Kalo flour or Taro flour had been a subsidy and export in the late 1800s, supplying the medical and baby food industry as a health food! With this history in mind, I created these recipes for a nutritious gluten-free diet, utilizing our treasured heirloom Hawai’ian plants. Most of the recipes are vegan, but most importantly they are for you to personalize and make them your own. Enjoy them! And do consider using Ancestral Taro Powder™ in your meals. Aloha! - Brynn
Aloha! Hawaiʻi imports 85-90% of our food, including virtually 100% of our staples. Ensuring long-term food security and resilience requires boosting local production and processing in this critical food category, of which flour and flour products are an important part.
To support this shared vision, the Hawaiʻi Farmers Union Foundation, Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative and Voyaging Foods have partnered on an initiative to promote and facilitate efforts to supply 30% of Hawaiʻi's flour consumption with local starches by 2030.
This survey is intended to gather preliminary data on consumer interest, experience and knowledge regarding utilization of 'ulu (breadfruit) flour, specifically. We are now in the early planning stages of scaling 'ulu flour production for retail, food service, baking, and manufacturing outlets, and are looking for key partners to help test products and assist with both product and market development.
We greatly appreciate your response to this survey, and anticipate product for sampling and purchase will be available in summer 2020. Please share your email below and we will keep you informed of product availability and project updates. We also welcome any inquiries for broader collaboration. Mahalo nui!
In 2015, the United Nations member states adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve a more prosperous, equitable, and sustainable world for all by the year 2030. Of the 17 SDGs, the fifth goal is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Not only does it lead to equity, fairness, and rights in representation, it also achieves stronger governance and better economic outcomes.