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Hands-on Hawaiian Cultural Class – Uses of Breadfruit
June 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Participants will learn about preparing ulu (breadfruit) through demonstrations and tastings. The large green fruit is a nutritious and adaptable substitute for potato in the Western diet. It can be boiled, steamed, baked, fried, even made into crisp ulu chips. The ripe fruit is sweet and creamy and often used in desserts. The wood from ulu trees is light in weight and has many uses and is often made into poi boards.
“Canoe plants” refer to the many useful plants that Polynesians first brought to Hawaii on their voyaging canoes. The plants to be used in the workshops include hau (hibiscus), ipu (gourd), niu (coconut), and ulu (breadfruit).
As the most important “canoe plant” and because the park is the former site of the King’s kalo (taro) patch, information on kalo will be presented at each workshop. Several beds of kalo are currently growing at the park.