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Ulu: The Breadfruit Tree

Its beauty stands out in any garden, grove,
or yard. Easily 40-60 feet tall, with branches
spanning a similar-size diagonally, the sensual,
dark-green lobed leaves of the breadfruit tree
form a graceful tapestry.


Local Grass Fed Range Meats

The moment you sink your teeth into local
Grass Fed beef, pork, lamb or chicken, you’ll
love the hearty naturally lean flavor and be
satisfied in the knowledge that your family is
enjoying the very best quality.


Value of Taro

The value of taro production in Kaua‘i has increased
over the past few years. Taro has great
nutritional value and has been used as a food
for infants and adults for generations. Home
gardeners growing taro for family reunions and for self-consumption can plant taro any time of the year.

Recipes for Your Local Grown Food


Coconut

Coconut water is 100% natural. It is healthy, full of vitamins and minerals, and benefits your body. Drink to your health!

Known as the “tree of life,” the wonderful fruit of the coconut palm is rich in specific fats that have incredible health benefits. Traditional tropical populations that consume a lot of coconut oil are seldom overweight, and traditionally have been free from the modern diseases that afflict most western cultures.

Pineapple and Coconut drink

Ingredients:
2 cups and ½ ripe pineapple
½ cup of coconut milk
2 cups of water
Local honey to taste
How to prepare:
Blend all ingredients in blender
after ready. Serve well chilled.

Papaya

Papaya is a local fruit with with outstanding nutritional values. The papaya is an amazingly rich source of the proteolytic enzymes. These are the chemicals that enable the digestion of protein. Papain, which is the most important of these enzymes in the papaya, is extracted and dried as a powder for use to aid the digestion, and it is often used as a meat tenderizer, the enzyme partially breaking down the meat fibres—digesting them in fact.

Hawaiian Papaya Fruity Salsa

Ingredients:
1 cup diced fresh mango
½ cup diced fresh pineapple
½ cup diced papaya
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and
minced
½ medium red onion, finely diced
3 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Baby Back Ribs with Spicy Papaya

Sauce
Ingredients:
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup papaya—peeled, seeded
and cubed
½ cup water
½ cup white wine
½ cup honey
¼ cup tomato paste
4 pounds pork spareribs
How to prepare:
Place the garlic, papaya, water, wine, honey, and tomato paste into a food processor. Pulse until until the mixture is finely chopped, about 15 seconds.
Place the ribs into a 9x13 inch glass baking dish, and pour the marinade overtop. Mix the ribs around in the marinade to ensure they are evenly coated.
Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 6 hours to overnight (overnight is best).
Bake until tender and serve.