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Hawaii’s Poi

Do you know what poi is?  Ever wonder where it comes from?  Poi is served at luaus and is a staple of the Hawaiian diet.  So important was taro for Hawaiians’ survival and prosperity that it was considered an elder sibling to the Hawaiian race.  We get poi by mashing the root of the taro plant.  Here is an image of a taro patch in Hanalei on the island of Kauai.

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