All this week we have been looking at all things ulu. Today we feature the Ulu Cooperative on the Big Island which has joined forces to marshall the power of ulu. Dana Shapiro of the cooperative is one of the many ulu ambassadors out to spread the word about ulu power. A promising crop as we look to diversify the economy and support local farmers. The Ulu Cooperative along with the Hawaii Farmers Union Foundation and voyaging foods has launched an initiative to promote replacing 30 percent of flour use with local starches by 2030. Click hereto take the Ulu Flour Survey.
Inspired by traditional Hawaiian agriculture, Voyaging Foods uses canoe plants such as kalo (taro), ‘uala (sweet potato), and ‘ulu (breadfruit) to produce gluten-free baked goods and alternative flours.
There are many products in the gluten-free section at the market, although not all are going to be healthier than non gluten-free products. Dr. Alison talks with host, Brynn Foster about gluten-free food in the grocery store.
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