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Luau leaf is a nutritious everyday food

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 29, 2012

~~<p>A luau wouldn't be a feast if it were not for luau, the leafy tops of taro. Laulau, the steamed taro-leaf bundle of pork and butterfish, is a key luau item, as is squid or octopus luau, the taro leaf-coconut milk stew that melts in your mouth.</p>
<p>We don't often think of eating luau leaves except at a luau, but they are readily available in supermarkets and can be a nutritious component for any meal. A cup of steamed taro leaf has about 35 calories and is a good source of vitamins A and C, dietary fiber and protein.</p>
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A luau wouldn't be a feast if it were not for luau, the leafy tops of taro. Laulau, the steamed taro-leaf bundle of pork and butterfish, is a key luau item, as is squid or octopus luau, the taro leaf-coconut milk stew that melts in your mouth.

We don't often think of eating luau leaves except at a luau, but they are readily available in supermarkets and can be a nutritious component for any meal. A cup of steamed taro leaf has about 35 calories and is a good source of vitamins A and C, dietary fiber and protein. Login for more...



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